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ENGL 460 OLG - Lit of American Minorities

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Advanced topics seminar exploring literary expressions of minority experience in America. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated with permission of English advising office to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours if topics vary; Graduate students may repeat if topics vary. Graduate students may repeat as topics vary. Prerequisite: One year of college literature or consent of instructor.

Special Instructions:

This course will use a multi-disciplinary approach to explore the perceived role, or -place,- of blacks and other marginalzied groups (including women and the poor) in US society as it was represented in popular forms of expression, such as literature, film, theater and music at the turn of the twentieth century. We will begin with cultural production from the Reconstruction and progress through the Harlem Renaissance and explore such themes as identity and representation; -black face- minstrelsy; -manifest destiny- and modernity; etc. PLEASE NOTE: you must be available to log in through Blackboard Collaborate for one weekly discussion section on Thursday at either 9:00-10:30 am or 6:00-7:30 pm.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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