21L.504 Race and Identity in American Literature


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Questions posed by the literature of the Americas about the relationship of race and gender to authorship, audience, culture, ethnicity, and aesthetics. Social conditions and literary histories that shape the politics of identity in American literature. Specific focus varies each term. Previously taught topics include Immigrant Stories, African American Literature, and Asian American Literature. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor if the content differs.

This class has no prerequisites.

21L.504 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by S. Alexandre.

Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Tuesdays in 2-103.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 21L.504 was rated 7.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Race and Identity in American Literature: Keepin' it Real Fake site or on the 21L.504 Stellar site.

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