English 166

Special Topics: New Orleans


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
9 Fall 2019 Wagner, Bryan
TTh 5-6:30 229 Dwinelle

Book List

Armstrong, Louis: Satchmo; Berry, Jason: City of a Million Dreams; Evans, Freddi: Congo Square; Faulkner, William: Absalom, Absalom!; Hurston, Zora Neale: Mules and Men; Wagner, Bryan: The Life and Legend of Bras Coupé

Other Readings and Media

All other readings and related media will be available on the course website.

Description

We will be thinking about the culture and history of New Orleans as represented in fiction, folklore, and documentary cinema. We will also engage with the current controversy over monuments and memorialization in the city. Two comprehensive exams, one longer essay, and one collaborative creative project.

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