Special Topics: Literature and Race

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Special Topics: Literature and Race

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature, Race Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Pre-requisites: ENG 202.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course looks at the intersection of literature and race in major literary works from a comparative perspective. Similarly themed novels are read against each other, as well as their historical, cultural, and literary context/co-text, represented by a mix of contemporary primary (documental) sources, and scholarly analysis. In this process, students will understand the (often contradictory and controversial) ways in which literature tackles crucial ethical, social, or political issues with its unique tools and methods, and how it impacts, and is impacted by, its socio-cultural environment.

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