Race and Gender in Transatlantic Literature, 1819 to the present

Construction of race and gender in literatures of Great Britain, North America, and the Caribbean from the early nineteenth century to the present. Focus on the role of literature in advancing and contesting concepts of race and gender as features of identity and systems of power, with particular attention to the circulation of goods, people, ideas, and literary works among regions. Some authors include Charlotte Bronte, Sojourner Truth, Zora Neale Hurston, Virginia Woolf, Audre Lorde, Chimimanda Adichie, and Kabe Wilson. Second of a two-term sequence; each term may be taken independently.

Instructor: 
Undergraduate Course #: 
226
TTh 1.00pm-2.15pm
WR, Hu
Pre-1900 Lit with permission
Spring
2017