English | Literary Interpretation
L202 | 16799 | Ross Gay

Ross Gay

16799 - 2:30p-3:45p (25 students) 3 cr., A&H

In Representations of Blackness in American Literature we'll be
investigating a number of texts by authors such as Herman Melville,
Steven Crane, Richard Wright, and Toni Morrison, in addition to
screening some films and comedy.  The objective of the course is to
interrogate the ways in which the representations of African
Americans (and that more nebulous term, "Blackness") have
evolved...or stayed the same.  Students will be required to write a
short paper (5-7 pgs), a long paper (12-15 pgs), and give a class