ENGL 242 E: Reading Prose Fiction

Noir by Noirs: Black Pulp Fiction

Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
LOW 113
SLN: 
13784
Instructor: 
Kirin K Wachter-Grene

Syllabus Description:

ENGL 242E:"Noir by Noirs": Transnational Black Pulp Fiction

ENGL 242E Syllabus_Spring 15.docx

ENGL 242E Course Calendar.docx

This class is a comparative study in genre fiction. We will read noir, hardboiled, and other pulp fiction written by African American, African, Caribbean, and Black British writers from the late 19th century-today. This class counts for "W" credit, and will require students to write two 5-7 page revisable papers. Students can also expect to write semi-formal reading responses and to participate in a group project. **Please note that students are expected to keep up with the weekly reading and are expected to come to class prepared to discuss and engage with the texts**

4. Required Texts: 

Course Reader (Available on the Ave the second week of class)

Himes, Chester A Rage in Harlem ISBN:      978-0679720409

Mosely, Walter Devil in a Blue Dress ISBN:      978-0743451796

Ngugi, Mukoma Wa Nairobi Heat ISBN:      978-1935554646

 

(Please note: All books are available at the UW bookstore. Please purchase the required edition)

Additional Details:

English 242E "Noir by Noirs": Black Pulp Fiction
Kirin Wachter-Grene

This class is a comparative study in genre fiction. We will read noir, hardboiled, and other pulp fiction written by African American, African, Caribbean, and Black British writers from the 1950s-today. This class counts for "W" credit, and will require students to write two 5-7 page revisable papers. Students can also expect to write semi-formal reading responses and to participate in a group project.
**Please note that students are expected to keep up with the weekly reading and are expected to come to class prepared to discuss and engage with the texts**

Required Texts:
Course Reader (Available at Ave Copy the first week of class)
Himes, Chester A Rage in Harlem ISBN: 978-0679720409
Mosely, Walter Devil in a Blue Dress ISBN: 978-0743451796
Phillips, Gary Violent Spring ISBN: 978-0425156254
Ngugi, Mukoma Wa Nairobi Heat ISBN: 978-1935554646

(Please note: All books are available at the UW bookstore. Please purchase the required edition)

Catalog Description: 
Critical interpretation and meaning in works of prose fiction, representing a variety of types and periods.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Writing (W)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
March 16, 2016 - 11:20am