AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Section: 002 Race and Narrative
Term: WN 2010
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Cost:
50-100
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

An introduction to narrative theory, this seminar proposes narratology as a method for reading race, including whiteness, in America. If race, according to a recent documentary series, signals the “power of an illusion,” it structures our ways of reading, distributing, and mobilizing power in the U.S. And if narrative is an “instrument of power,” as one critic puts it, it is crucial to identify the elements of narrative, combinations of which produce the readerly experience. We will read U.S. fiction and non-fiction — mostly by African American and Asian American authors — not merely as literary praxis, manifestations of narrative theory at work. We will pay attention to how they self-consciously propose their own theories of narrative.

AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
11995
Closed
0
 
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M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets with ENGLISH 140.001
002 (SEM)
P
28771
Open
2
2MCSP Fr
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
33571
Closed
0
8Y1
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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