Aug 17, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20
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AAS 3100 - Postmodern Blackness: Identity and Culture in Contemporary African American Literature


Relying on contemporary literary criticism and theory, this course focuses on Postmodern African American literature of the 1960s and later. Typically concerns writers who emerged as major figures during this period, including such authors as Toni Morrison. Alice Walker, and Ishmael Reed. Attention also given to major literary, theoretical, cultural, and aesthetic developments that developed among black writers, critics, and theorists.

Requisites: Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Augmenting the student’s abilities as a critical writer.
  • Exposing the student to a wide range of significant black postmodern literary texts.
  • Helping the student mature as a critical reader of challenging texts.
  • Increasing the student’s capabilities with respect to research and study methods in literary criticism and African American studies.
  • Providing the student with a broad knowledge of the theoretical and critical issues in postmodern African American literature.



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