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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 347 - Contemporary Women of Color Dramatists

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

New course added 10.28.2008.

This course examines plays by American women of color since the cultural turmoil of the mid-60s. We will trace changes in the perceptions of identity in plays by African American, Asian American and Latina women up to the 21st-century view of identities as commodified. Playwrights include Adrienne Kennedy, Lorraine Hansberry, Wakako Yamauchi, Maria Irene Fornes, Anna Deavere Smith, Migdalia Cruz, Alice Tuan. Secondary readings by for example bell hooks, Cherrie Moraga, Grace Hong. American, Diversity, Post-1900. Enrollment Limit: 25.
Instructor: P. Mustamaki
Prerequisites & Notes
Two 200-level courses, including at least one Gateway course; or three 200-level courses.

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