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English Literature (ENG)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
English
College of Arts & Sciences
M - Major, minor, pre-major, or concentration restrictions. If restricted by date, click on CRN to see effective dates; courses with no date are restricted through the registration deadline. Contact the academic department for additional information.
Course Data
  ENG 660   Top Contem Blk Fiction 5.00 cr.
Recent offerings include African American Women Writers, Evolutionary Theories and Narrative, Sentimental Novel, V. Deloria and Native American Cultural Values. Repeatable.
Grading Options: Graded for all students
Instructor: Thorsson CE-mailHomepage Office:   244 PLC
Phone:   (541) 346-1473
Only Open to Majors/Minors: English
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  22275 15 15 1400-1650 r 448 PLC Thorsson C M
Academic Deadlines
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January 5:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 11:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 11:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 12:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
January 12:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
January 13:   Add this course
January 15:   Last day to change to or from audit
January 19:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
January 19:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
January 26:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
January 26:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
February 2:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
February 2:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
February 23:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
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Expanded Course Description
In this course, we will study African American novels and short stories of the past forty years in their historical, political, and literary contexts. As we read these works and relevant scholarly texts, we will consider questions of periodization, genre, and literary tradition. We will observe and analyze the function of genres such as satire, contemporary narratives of slavery, science fiction, realism, and horror in our readings. We will work to identify the ways that African American literature of the post-Civil Rights Era both engages and departs from the formal strategies and thematic concerns that define earlier periods of African American literature. Authors whose works we may read include Octavia Butler, David Bradley, Toni Morrison, Mat Johnson, Colson Whitehead, Danzy Senna, and Nafissa Thompson-Spires. This course requires substantial reading and writing and vigorous participation. The goal of this course is to help you engage with African American literature, improving your writing, reading, and critical thinking skills in the process.
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