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English: Acts of Resistance

ENGS 189 Z1 (CRN: 61860)

3 Credit Hours

For crosslists see: ENGS 252 Z1 ENGS 320 Z1

About ENGS 189 Z1

Works in various genres by 20-century women. Representative topics include: African Women's Writing; Gender and Modernism. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.


Dates: May 20 - June 14, 2019; Days/Times: TWR 9am - 12:45pm; Open to all students; Cross listed with ENGS 252 Z1 and ENGS 320 Z1

Section Description

Acts of Resistance: The Work of Toni Morrison, Kara Walker, and Claudia Rankine. Rankine’s award winning 2014 collection Citizen is an extension of the dialogue that exists between the work of Toni Morrison and Kara Walker. Both Morrison and Walker exemplify the seminal Zora Neale Hurston quotation that delineates the framework of Rankine’s text – “I feel most colored when I am throw against a sharp white background” – whether seen in the interplay between black type on a white page or black silhouettes on a white wall, Morrison and Walker’s texts highlight the knowledge and experiences of what it means to be black in America.




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