ENG 305 - African American Women WritersCourse Cross-listed with GS 305 /AFS 305
This course has as its premise that the work of contemporary African American women writers - such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Gloria Naylor, Paule Marshall, and Sherley Anne Williams - can be interpreted in the context of an identifiable literary tradition with sources in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The course will look at the construction of this tradition in terms of specific literary themes and techniques, from “signifying” to communities of women that have been theorized by feminist and African American scholars.
Prerequisite(s): GS 100 ; and either one 200-level literature course, or AFS 110 or AFS 111 ; or permission of instructor.
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