Jul 13, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25
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AAS 3170 - Black Transnational Literature: Caribbean and Transcultural African American Writing

Covers Caribbean and related African American literary writing, with a view toward understanding the importance of the role of Caribbean literature in Black Diaspora and black transnational cultures. Readings may include works by such authors as C.L.R. James, Jamaica Kincaid, Paule Marshall, and Derek Walcott, a cross-genre sampling of fiction, poetry, and drama. The course will also read relevant post-colonial theory and post-imperialist criticism, including writings by such figures as Paul Gilroy and Stuart Hall.

Requisites: Soph or 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 transnational literary texts.
  • Helping the student mature as a critical reader of literary texts.
  • Increasing the student’s capabilities with respect to research and study methods in literary criticism and African American studies.
  • Providing student with a knowledge of such concept as Black Diaspora and Africana cultures.
  • Providing student with strong academic knowledge of black transnational writings.

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