ENGH 202: Texts and Contexts
ENGH 202-K01: Texts and Contexts
12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR
Mason Korea (119 Songdomunhwa-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea) G406
Section Information for Fall 2023
ENGH 202: Sexuality and Sexual Identities in African American Literature
Sally Hemings, Josephine Baker, Bigger Thomas, Dorothy Dandridge, Willie Horton, RuPaul, Lavern Cox, Lil Nas X, Billy Porter, Jr., Megan Thee Stallion: As this diverse list demonstrates, African Americans’ sexuality/sexual identities have always been at the forefront of American culture. Such representations have been dizzyingly complex, disturbing, and even celebrated. This course will introduce students to critical study of works by major African American authors, paying careful attention to various physical, historical, social, and psychological issues that inform their representations of sexuality and sexual identities. Authors to be studied include Harriet Jacobs, Zora Neale Hurston, Ann Petry, James Baldwin, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Ernest J. Gaines, Randall Kenan, Essex Hemphill, Lynn Nottage, and Tarell Alvin McCraney. Course requirements will include quizzes, short essays, and midterm/final exams.
Course Information from the University Catalog
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.