Summer 2018 Undergraduate English Courses

358:379 Black Women Writers

01  MTH3  CAC   18559  EDWARDS  MU-213

This course studies various genres of writing by Black women in the United States, Caribbean, and Africa. Together we will analyze works by canonical and  emerging authors in order to identify common themes, discuss formal elements, and understand the historical conditions under which black women's writing has emerged in the Atlantic world. Authors may include Harriet Jacobs, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Cade Bambara, Jesmyn Ward, June Jordan, Claudia Rankine, Lorraine Hansberry, Chimamanda Adichie, NoViolet Bulawayo, Paule Marshall, and Nancy Morejon. We will often place our study of novels, poetry, and drama in conversation with contemporary visual and sonic texts as well as criticism. Requirements will include: regular attendance; active participation in class discussion; short weekly writing assignments; 2 essays; and a collaborative writing project.