ENGL 59700: Contemporary Black Feminist Literature
This course will provide an intense examination of recent literary works by black women along with various critical theories constructed about black women’s literature, beginning with the premise that black feminism is a “sign to be interrogated, a locus of contradictions.” English 59700 will explore various literary issues, for example, Black womanhood, racial and gender identity, female empowerment, civil rights, marriage, and motherhood, through the works of influential Black women writers like Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Zora Neale Hurston. In developing the course, I have included award-winning authors and readings that scholars and critics have deemed essential to the canon of black feminist literature.
This is a Full Semester course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course OR one course each in Fall I and Fall II.
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