WOMENSTD 345 - Special Topics in Gender in a Global Context
Section: 001 Literature of the Atlantic World: Gender, Geography, and Writing
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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(Gender in a Global Context).
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Selecting one vantage point (the Atlantic basin) this course provides students with a broad sense of how the creation of empires and the circulation of commercial good, people (via white immigration, African slavery, tourism, etc.), and belief systems has shaped a great deal of Anglophone literature from the United States, West Africa, the West Indies, and Britain. Students will be asked

  1. to think about the impact of religion, gendered identity, class, ethnicity, race, and linguistic difference in the Atlantic world on this body of texts; and
  2. to consider the consequences posed by influences from outside the hemisphere (e.g., from South Asia, North Africa, etc.), all of which make it evident that no oceanic system is ever really “closed” to other traffic.

WOMENSTD 345 - Special Topics in Gender in a Global Context
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with English 375-001
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ISBN: 0679757945
Crossing the river, Author: by Caryl Phillips., Publisher: Vintage International 1. ed. 1995
ISBN: 1400034299
The dew breaker, Author: Edwidge Danticat., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag 2005
ISBN: 0374527075
A small place, Author: Jamaica Kincaid., Publisher: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 1st Farrar 2000
ISBN: 0140434852
The interesting narrative and other writings, Author: Olaudah Equiano ; edited with, Publisher: Penguin Books 1995
ISBN: 0451197410
How Stella got her groove back, Author: Terry McMillan., Publisher: Signet Movie tie- 1998
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