ENGLISH 374 - African American Literature
Fall 2020, Section 001 - Black Women Heroines: A Legacy Continues
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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The enduring words of Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Ida B. Wells echo in writings by Black women activists today. In this course, we will read the activist and creative works of Truth, Tubman, and Wells alongside works by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele; Janet Mock; and Brittney Cooper. Students will explore these women's lives, learn how to analyze their works in relation to history and literary style, and will design a project using one woman's work as the basis for a change needed today. Readings will include Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Penguin Classics 1998); Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad (1955; HarperCollins 2018) by Ann Petry; The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader (Penguin Classics 2014) by Ida B. Wells; Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More (2014) by Janet Mock; When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (2017) by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele; and Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower (2018) by Brittney Cooper. Course requirements include participation in discussions and writing assignments.


ENGLISH 374 - African American Literature
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001 (REC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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