Black Women’s Literature

Examination of black women’s literary texts, with a focus on the post–civil rights era. Exploration of the ways writers construct and contest the cultural, ideological, and political parameters of black womanhood. Topics include narrative strategy, modes of representation, and textual depictions of the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, color, ethnicity, nationality, class, and generation. Texts placed within the context of black women’s literary legacies.

Also AFAM 279/AMST 273/WGSS 342

Instructor: 
Undergraduate Course #: 
298
TTh 9:00am-10:15am
Hu
Course Attribute: 
American Lit
American, 20th/21st Century
Fall
2017