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AADS 2201 Versions in Black: Genres of Black Women's Writing (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The phrase “Black Women’s Writing” implies that such literature is homogeneous and can be neatly represented. Our course constitutes itself against this idea: rather than experiencing writing by black women as an easily definable “type,” this class presents it as diverse, complicated, and contradictory. By so reading, discussing, and writing about these works, students will be encouraged to examine and reexamine notions of race, gender, and history. Significantly, we will “de-construct” “Black Women’s Writing” by examining the various genres these writers use to express their imaginings, specifically: fantasy, mystery, and experimental novels; drama; poetry; and autobiography.


Instructor(s): Rhonda Frederick

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ENGL2201

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Last Updated: 17-Jan-18