AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Fall 2020, Section 012 - Writing Sex: Contemporary Black Women Writers
Instruction Mode: Section 012 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Description

Given that their image in cultural and political conversations has more often than not been dominated by negative stereotypes and the opinions of others, how have Black women defined themselves and their sexuality for themselves? This course focuses on the post-Civil Rights era, in particular the 1970s and 1980s, and the Black women’s literary renaissance that occurred during these decades to explore how Black women took up these topics in their work. What do contemporary Black women writers think about sex? How have they represented or elided the importance of sexuality in their writing? We will explore themes including racialized sexuality, queerness, rebellion, and reproduction through the lens of work by Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, and others. Literature and poetry will be paired with readings in Black Feminist Theory to deepen and historically situate our inquiries.

Course Requirements:

Class attendance and participation. Three papers. A final project.

Intended Audience:

DAAS Major Students interested in the Afroamerican subject.

Class Format:

Lecture-Style Setting. Online class will meet synchronously at its currently scheduled time.

Schedule

AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 Online
28110
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
 Online
34024
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
 Online
25261
Open
18
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (SEM)
  Hybrid
36335
Open
14
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (SEM)
 Online
28871
Open
19
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
012 (SEM)
 Online
29581
Open
19
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
016 (SEM)
  Hybrid
38985
Open
19
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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