Steven M. Tobias
Seminar study of special topics in language and literary study. Limited to seniors majoring in English.
Literatures of the Black Atlantic explores the production, reification, and contestation of various racial identities within the chronotope that Paul Gilroy has famously dubbed the "Black Atlantic." We will read a range of primary texts produced during the 18th and 19th centuries by Quobna Ottobah Cugoano, Mary Prince, and Philip Maxwell, among others, as well as more recent historical and critical pieces by Gilroy, Marcus Rediker, Saidiya Hartman, and Eric Williams.
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