About ENGS 057 A

Introductory courses addressing the representation and construction of "race" in literature and/or the contributions of ethnically diverse writers to the American culture. Focus and readings vary by instructor. May be repeated for credit with different content.


Open to Degree and CDE students; Cross listed with CRES 095 A; Total combined enrollment = 50

Section Description

This section of the course examines the intersection of racial, class, gendered and sexual forms of oppression, and the ways they are subverted by the agency of the oppressed in African American , Caribbean and African literatures. The following texts will be examined in detail: Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, Nella Larsen’s Passing, Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman, Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Countee Cullen’s poetry, Langston Hughes’s poetry, Claude Mckay’s poetry, Mariama Ba’s So Long a Letter, and Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah.

Course Dates



Dewey Hall 314 (View Campus Map)


to on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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