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Steven M. Tobias
ENGL 498
Seattle Campus

Senior Seminar

Seminar study of special topics in language and literary study. Limited to seniors majoring in English.

Class description

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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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Steven M. Tobias
Date: 04/01/2008