ENGH 202: Texts and Contexts

ENGH 202-A02: Caribbean Women Writers
(Summer 2022)

05:00 PM to 09:30 PM

West Building 1004 - Hybrid

Section Information for Summer 2022

This course centers the work that women writers perform (in both the sense of “accomplish” and “acting”) in the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora. We will discuss many topics that highlight the unique positions, benefits, and difficulties for women in the Caribbean, largely informed by Black feminist theory and postcolonial feminism. Some of our discussions will emphasize political resistance, culture forming, gender (in)equalities, economics, family, work, sexuality, and body autonomy. More broadly, this course will help develop appreciations for and understandings of literature, literary elements, and literary criticisms. Specifically, we’ll spend the semester reading and discussing how cultural components appear and inform one another in novels, short stories, and poetry. In addition to our discussions, you will learn basic terminology of literary analysis and close readings and have multiple chances to practice them.

ENGH 202 A02 is a hybrid section with online coursework and in-class meetings.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Studies literary texts within the framework of culture. Examines texts within such categories as history, gender, sexuality, religion, race, class, and nation. Notes: Builds on reading and writing skills taught in ENGH 101. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: 3 credits of 100-level English.
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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