ENLT 2547.001 (Black Women)

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Black Writers in America: Black Women Writers in America

This course explores the range of Black women’s writing from mid-century to the present.  We will focus closely on the text’s adherence to its contemporary literary and social conventions.  We will also consider patterns of representation established in the 1950s and consider how they develop, disintegrate, or evolve into the present day.  Do certain issues or themes remain important in Black women’s writing of the last fifty years?  How has the literature adapted in response to specific cultural or historical moments?

Lisa Woolfork