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Imagining the American South
ENGL 248
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 248, AMST 240

The American South has long been set aside in the national imagination as a particular--and, in many ways, peculiar--segment of the country. But why is this so? What makes the South necessarily different--if we assent to this difference at all? This course will examine a diverse series of representations of the American South and will chart its development (and the concurrent development of its literature) over the past century. In the first section of the course, we will explore a set of competing, and often conflicting, images of what the South is and what it means; we will consider how widely the experience of the South varies with sex, race, and socioeconomic class. The second section of the course will take up the complex and colorful tradition of the Southern family, in all its (sometimes dysfunctional) glory. In the third and final section, we will examine images of Southern "expatriates"--characters who have abandoned their sub-Mason-Dixon roots and relocated elsewhere.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
This course develops students' skills in literary interpretation and intercultural literacy.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on APR-18-2014
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