Gaines, Morrison, Wideman: Textualizing Orality and Literacy

English 363

Usual Description

In Orality and Literacy, Walter Ong outlined a theory about changes in human thought processes that result from developments in speech, writing, and print. Beginning with this classic study, this course will focus closely on three contemporary novelists who continue the African American tradition’s own ‘play’ between writing and orality. Examining Ernest Gaines, Toni Morrison, and John Edgar Wideman, we will study their post-Civil Rights (paradoxically) textual experiments in re-configuring and re-presenting ‘the black interior.’ American, Diversity, Post-1900.

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Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
English 363 Taught by Gillian Johns
English 363 Taught by Gillian Johns
English 363 Taught by Gillian Johns
English 363 Taught by Gillian Johns