Course Instructor Days Times Room
ENGL3300 ROMERO, CHANNETTE TR 12:30 PM 0139

Topics Title
Women Writers of Color
Description

This course explores the major themes and concerns of contemporary African American, American Indian, Latina, and Asian American women writers.  We will explore how selected authors wrestle with issues of identity, gender roles, motherhood, religion, and history.  We will pay particular attention to the way women of color’s lives and literature are shaped by historical and cultural forces, such as laws, political movements, and categories of race, class, gender, and sexuality.  Throughout the course we’ll discuss how women writers of color experiment with traditional notions of language, narrative voice, structure, and genre to better represent women’s experiences.  Possible authors include Toni Morrison, Louise Erdrich, Sandra Cisneros, Rita Wong, LeAnne Howe, Gloria Anzaldúa, Rishi Reddi, and Octavia Butler.