Special Topics: Literature and Race
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
English, Literature, Race Studies
Taught In English
Pre-requisites: ENG 202.
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
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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