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|IAP 2018 Non-Credit Activities||SP2018 Course Supplement||Fall 2018 Course Supplement|
Race and Identity in American Literature: Woke Lit: The Protest Tradition Today
|Joaquín Terrones||MW||7:00 - 8:30 PM||8-119|
What role do writers play in a social movement? How does literature today respond to systemic racism and rampant xenophobia; travel bans and deportation sweeps; police brutality and mass incarceration? Can a poem, a novel, or an essay make a difference? This course will tackle these questions by pairing contemporary literature, music, film, and television with works by earlier writers who used literature to speak out, fight back, and bear witness.
The pairings we will analyze and discuss include:
James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates