AFR 2250 BLACK WOMEN IN LITERATURE FALL 2014

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AFR 2250 BLACK WOMEN IN LITERATURE  FALL 2014
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Professor(s)
Department
African American Studies
Course Code
AFR 2250
Semester / Year
Fall 2014
Course Description

In this course, we will use essays, play excerpts, short stories, poems, accounts, and novel excerpts to examine the experiences of women of African descent from the sixteenth century to the present. We will consider the ways in which Black women from Phillis Wheatley and Maria Stewart to Rha Goddess and Lynn Nottage address questions about race, gender, class, and sexuality. We will also study how these writers have used various themes, such as motherhood, labor, exploitation, migration, nature, colorism, and love to examine the lives of Black women in private and/or public spaces. Handouts, museum exhibits, and films will also be used as supplemental material/support for the course.