Apr 24, 2024  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 261 - Constructing the Subject: African American Women and Auto/Biography

FC ARHU CD WINT
4 credits
Self-discovery and -report have been foundational to the Black intellectual and literary tradition in general.  This course focuses particularly on ways in which African-American women have re-conceptualized autobiographical and disciplinary norms and boundaries as well as their own subjectivity (e.g., as actors, thinkers, and citizens) in genre-bending “auto-texts.” Authors will include Jacobs, Wells, Hurston, Brooks, Angelou, Lorde, Williams, and Souljah; we will also read theoretical and critical studies exploring common and uncommon features of autobiographical writing. American, Diversity, Post-1900.
Prerequisites & Notes: For complete prerequisites, please refer to the English Program section titled “200-level Courses.”



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