“Race-ing” Studies in Classic American Literature

English 359

Usual Description

This course begins with Lawrence’s Studies in Classic American Literature and Morrison’s Playing in the Dark as literary-critical points of departure for exploring the American imagination “symptomatically”; next, we take up contemporary theoretical (critical race) studies of “whiteness” and “blackness.” Throughout, then, we will consider how race has discursively functioned as a provocative, tendentious literary figure – if also a persistent socio-historical category – useful for investigating national anxieties (but also pleasures!) in landmark works of fiction. American, Diversity, Post-1900.

Areas of Interest
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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 359 Taught by Gillian Johns
English 359 Taught by Gillian Johns