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ENGL 350 F - Writing about Lit Text Culture - Writing Lit, Text & Culture

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

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.

Special Instructions:

ENGL 350 - Black Speculative Fiction (Writing About Literature, Text, and Culture) How do black writers and thinkers envision futures for black lives- How do these creatives re-imagine and revise our collective past, and give voice to alternative possibilities for the present- In what ways do such cultural producers employ -the speculative--defined by Gwendolyn Pough and Yolanda Hood in 2005 as -what if, if only, and if this goes on--to speak to, through, and against persistent anti-blackness- In this course, we will read a selection of 20th and 21st century black speculative works-science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, and other -genre- and genre-bending efforts-and consider how such projects theorize black subjectivity and imagine otherwise for future, past, and present black lives. Our list of materials will include work by W.E.B. DuBois, Octavia Butler, Rivers Solomon, N.K. Jemisin, and Kai Ashante Wilson, among others. Requirements: participation, in-clas

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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