Black Women Writers Since 1965

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Black Women Writers

Spring 2022

Taught By: Rich Blint

Section: A

CRN: 10991

Credits: 4

This course centers the literary activity of black women writers in the latter half of the 20th century. It announces this subject position as neither marginalized nor diminished and isolates black women’s literary production as some of the primary ground of global creative expression in the aftermath of the intensely qualified successes of the decolonial and civil rights movements of the 1950s and 60s. During our brief time together, we will consider the critical interventions of black women writers as the global black population confronted urban renewal, white flight, neocolonialism, structural adjustment, economic precarity, insistent patriarchal authority, and revanchist white nationalism. Some of the short stories, novels, plays, and other material to be considered include work by: Lucille Clifton, Jamaica Kincaid, Toni Morrison, Audre Lorde, Zadie Smith, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Gayl Jones, June Jordan, Edwidge Danticat, Maryse Condé, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, among others. At all times our analyses will remain attuned to the complex inflections of race, gender, class, and sexuality.

After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:40pm 6/29/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 304

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022