English 141

Modes of Writing: Race, (Creative) Writing, and Difference

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2007 Giscombe, Cecil S.
Giscombe, Cecil
TTh 11-12:30 100 Wheeler

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See below. The book list is tentative; students should come to class before buying books.


"This course is an inquiry into the ways that race is constructed in literary texts. We�ll read Toni Morrison�s Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination, and we�ll read some of the books she discusses: Twain�s Huckleberry Finn, Cather�s Sapphira and the Slave Girl, Hemingway�s To Have and Have Not. We�ll also read Douglass� Narrative, Octavia Butler�s Kindred, and short works by Baldwin, Tess Slesinger, Richard Ford, and others.

Writing assignments will be broad; that is, they will allow for a variety of responses. "

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