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BLST 261: Reading Black Women Writing

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Course Description

Examines inscriptions of race, gender, class, and sexuality as they shape the literary and critical practices of black women writers. Same as GWS 261/ENGL 261.

This course also fulfills the Black Queer and Feminist Studies and Cultural Production major/minor theme requirements.

3 or 4 credit hours.

Past Texts Include

Octavia Butler, Kindred

Gwendolyn Brooks, Maud Martha

Toni Cade Bambara, Gorilla My Love

Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography

Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider

Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?

Jewell Parker Rhodes, Ninth Ward