ENGL 350 Q - Writing about Lit Text Culture - James Baldwin
Writing-intensive, variable-topic course designed to improve English majors' ability to produce clear, well-organized, analytically sound and persuasively argued essays relevant to English studies. Introduces students to research techniques through the examination of critical texts appropriate to the course topic. Course Information: Credit is not given for ENGL 300 and ENGL 350. Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement; one year of college literature or consent of instructor. For majors only.
James Baldwin - Harlem, Paris, Istanbul. Novelist, essayist, playwright, poet. Preacher, civil rights activist, expatriate writer. Defying any single classification, genre, or location, James Baldwin (1924-1987) and his writing continue to complicate the ways we think about twentieth-century American literature, especially the overlapping histories of African American literature and lesbian/gay literature. This course will offer an opportunity to study Baldwin-s writing in depth, including works such as Notes of a Native Son, Giovanni-s Room, Another Country, The Fire Next Time, Going to Meet the Man, and Go Tell It On the Mountain. We will also view the film documentary I am Not Your Negro (dir. Raoul Peck, 2016). At the same time, we will consider the literary, cultural, and political contexts of Baldwin-s writing, including the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the early lesbian and gay liberation movement, and the Black Power movement. Along the way, we will read sele
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