View Summer 2019 Courses

English: Acts of Resistance

ENGS 320 Z1 (CRN: 61862)

3 Credit Hours

For crosslists see: ENGS 189 Z1 ENGS 252 Z1

About ENGS 320 Z1

In-depth study of the works, critical reception, and context of an author writing in English. Representative topics: Chaucer; Shakespeare; Milton; Austen; Dickinson; Morrison.


Dates: May 20 - June 14, 2019; Days/Times: TWR 9am - 12:45pm; Open to only AMP students; Cross listed with ENGS 189 Z1 and ENGS 252 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.


Seminar with heavy emphasis on student-led discussions. Weekly responses and a final paper.




Lafayette Hall L107 (View Campus Map)


to on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday