Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Jun 25, 2024  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASRC 6507 - [Black Women Writers: Book to Screen]

(crosslisted) ENGL 6507 , FGSS 6507  
Spring. Next Offered: 2019-2020. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Co-meets with ASRC 4507 /ENGL 4507 /FGSS 4507 .

C. Boyce Davies.

An exploration of writing by representative black women writers. We will examine specific texts as well as necessary critical and theoretical ideas which have been generated through, or with which this literature is in conversation. Students will develop critical thinking and other analytical skills as they engage the meanings of the politics of black women’s lives in cross-cultural contexts. We will therefore consistently broaden the definition of black women’s writing so that the trans-national contexts of this writing become visible. Among other ideas, the course will explore the social construction of black womanhood; social and literary hierarchies which locate black women and their writing in specific ways; aspects of black women’s creativity. Moving beyond the questions of the representation of black women by others, our focus will be on the way that black women represent themselves.

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