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African American Women's Drama
ENGL 261
Spring 2013
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 259, AMST 239

Caught at the intersection of a social and political activism that defined black men and women's rights as the purview of white women, African American women turned to the cultural realm, playwriting, and theatrical production as a means of articulating, mediating, and transforming the oppressive conditions of their lives. Women such as Georgia Douglas Johnson, Lorraine Hansberry, Ntozake Shange, Lydia Diamond, Lynn Nottage, and Dael Orlandersmith have delved into a variety of themes, issues, and literary and production techniques to produce a body of work that is at once deeply personal, universal, and specifically relevant to the African American experience in the United States. This intermediate-level literature course combines elements of a survey with deeper analysis and provides students with an overview of black women's dramatic writing as well as an introduction to the aesthetics, theoretical and critical analyses, and social, cultural, and political themes of black women's dramatic writing.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-19-2014
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