AMCULT 273 - The Southern Novel in Historical Context
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Requirements & Distribution:
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May not be repeated for credit.
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Revolving around five 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 works by Harper Lee, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Dames Dickey, and Alice Walker, while in-class lectures will address Southern literary history and the history of the South during the turbulent decades of the 1930s through the 1970s. We will also focus on the authors' lives and the ways in which they created works of lasting significance out of the raw materials of their experiences.

Course Requirements:

Grades will be based on the following criteria: regular and active participation in class discussion; four 3-4 page essays; a take-home final exam. See syllabus for details.

AMCULT 273 - The Southern Novel in Historical Context
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 9780385313872
Deliverance, Author: Dickey, James., Publisher: Dell Pub. Co 1994
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780679732266
Light in August : the corrected text, Author: William Faulkner., Publisher: Vintage Books Vintage in 1990
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780156031820
The color purple, Author: Alice Walker., Publisher: Harcourt 1st ed. 1992
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780061120060
Their eyes were watching God, Author: Zora Neale Hurston ; with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat and an afterword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Publisher: HarperCollins 1st Harper 2006
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780446310789
To kill a mockingbird, Author: by Harper Lee., Publisher: Grand Central Pub. Mass marke 1982
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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