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Spring 2018-2019
* ENG 414 / AAS 455 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Major Author(s) - Toni Morrison and the Ethics of Reading

Autumn M. Womack

This course traces the relationship between reading, politics, and aesthetics in the work of Toni Morrison. Working across her published oeuvre and personal archive -- from the "Bluest Eye" to "God Save the Child" -- we will approach Morrison as a critical reader, as a theorist of reading, and her novels as sites that interrogate reading practices. In tackling these goals, we will not only read works Morrison authored, but also works she edited (Gayle Jones' Corregidora), and collaborated on (The Black Book).

Sample reading list:
Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison, Sula
Toni Morrison, A Mercy
Toni Morrison, Home
Gayle Jones, Corregidora
Toni Cade Bambara, Gorilla My Love
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly Discussion Postings, In-Class Presentation, Two Short Essays (5-7 pgs), One Final Essay (12-15 pgs)

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Papers - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 15%

Other information:
ENG Major Distribution Area: Theory and Criticism

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40469 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W        Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed