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AMERICAN CULTURE STUDIES (L98)  (Dept. Info)Arts & Sciences  (Policies)SP2017

L98 AMCS 423Topics in American Literature: Imagining Multi-Racial Coalitions3.0 Units
Description:How can we grasp the charged and shifting landscape of contemporary U.S. racial relations? We seem, as a nation, to be hungry for a language, image, metaphor, or narrative that could make sense of multi-racial America and bring groups together. This course asks how the imaginative arts of literature and film might contribute to this effort. After all, bringing racial groups together across entrenched divides is an act of political imagination. How do people come to see and, more importantly, feel the common experiences, joint goals, and parallel positions that lay the groundwork for multi-racial coalitions? We'll track a generation of novelists, playwrights, poets, and filmmakers undertaking this work to recognize racial tensions and envision possible alliances. They are developing cultural forms that revise the enduring black/white scheme of race in America to register the increasing numbers of Latina/os and Asian Americans and the occluded presence of Native Americans. We'll set their creations alongside current efforts in sociology, political science, and ethnic studies in order to understand the racial imaginaries that shape how diverse Americans perceive their interrelations and divisions. Authors/directors include Spike Lee, Chang-rae Lee, Karen Tei Yamashita, Anna Deavere Smith, Cherríe Moraga, Gloria Anzaldúa, and Gish Jen. Satisfies the Twentieth Century and later requirement.
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:CPA Fees:
Course Type:IdentSame As:L14 423  L46 423Frequency:Every 2 Years / History


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