CAAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Section: 001 The Southern Novel in Black and White
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

During the middle decades of the Twentieth Century, the American South not only experienced monumental and wrenching social change, but also produced a body of literature of remarkable power and influence. In little more than fifty years, the South went from being an isolated and overwhelmingly rural society, in thrall to an all-encompassing system of racial segregation, to becoming the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement, and a landscape of strip malls, booming suburbs, and a haunting, ever-present past. Focusing on a half dozen classic Southern novels, this course will examine how history and literature can illuminate each other, particularly in matters of race and race relations. Readings will include work by Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Ralph Ellison, James Dickey, and Alice Walker, while in-class lectures will explore the larger social and literary history of a region considered by many to be the nation’s richest literary terrain.

CAAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
34633
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section 001: Meets with Eng 417.008
002 (SEM)
P
41691
Open
21
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
41693
Open
10
 
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Section 003: Meets with Musicol 408 and 508
005 (SEM)
P
41713
Open
2
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section 005: Meets with AC 405 & ART 303
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ISBN: 0446310786
To Kill A Mockingbird, Author: Harper Lee
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780061120060
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0679732268
Light in August, Author: Willliam Faulkner
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 038531387X
Deliverance, Author: James Dickey
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780156028356
The Color Purple, Author: Alice Walker
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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