ENGL 261 - Constructing the Subject: African American Women and the Autotext


This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
CAST, AAST, GSFS
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 4 hours
Attribute: 4HU, CD, WR

Self-discovery and -report has been foundational to the African-American intellectual and literary tradition, and this course focuses particularly on ways in which African-American women have re-conceptualized both autobiographical and disciplinary norms and boundaries as well as their own subjectivity (e.g., as actors, thinkers, and citizens) in now-classic "genre-bending" autotexts. Authors will include Jacobs, Wells, Hurston, Brooks, Angelou, Lorde, Williams, and Souljah; we will also read genre studies exploring common and uncommon features of autobiographical writing. Nature of Text. American, Diversity, Post-1900.  Enrollment limit: 30.
Instructor: G. Johns
Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: For complete prerequisites for this Introductory Gateway course, please refer to the English Program section titled "For Introductory Courses to the Study of English."


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