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ENGL 494 B: Honors Seminar

Revisiting History: Modern Black Narratives of Slavery and Resistance

Meeting Time: 
TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
SIG 228
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Laura Chrisman

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'Revisiting History: Modern Black Narratives of Slavery and Resistance'
 This course examines how black American and African writers, from the 20th- and 21st centuries, have adapted the 19th-century genres of the historical novel and the slave narrative. Possible texts include  Arna Bontemps' Black Thunder; Zora Neale Hurston's Moses. Man of the Mountain; Zakes Mda's Cion, and Yvette Christianse's Unconfessed.

Catalog Description: 
Survey of current issues confronting literary critics today, based on revolving themes and topics. Focuses on debates and developments affecting English language and literatures, including questions about: the relationship of culture and history; the effect of emergent technologies on literary study; the rise of interdisciplinary approaches in the humanities.
GE Requirements: 
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Other Requirements Met: 
Honors Course
Last updated: 
March 16, 2016 - 3:58pm