Bad Black Women

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
English
Course Number: 
368
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as SWAG 329, BLST 377 [US], and ENGL 368) History has long valorized passive, obedient, and long-suffering African American women alongside assertive male protagonists and savants. This course provides an alternative narrative to this representation by exploring the ways in which African American female characters, writers, and artists have challenged ideals of stoicism and submission. Using an interdisciplinary focus, we will critically examine transgression across time and space in diverse twentieth- and early twenty-first century literary, sonic, and visual texts. Expectations include three writing projects, a group presentation, and various in-class assignments.

Open to first-year students with consent of the instructor. Priority given to students who attend the first day of class. Limited to 18 students. Spring semester. Professor Henderson.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
SWAG-329-01,BLST-377-01,ENGL-368-01
Schedule #: 
ENGL-368-01-1819S

Course Sections

Bad Black Women
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Aneeka Henderson ahenderson@amherst.edu MW 02:00PM-03:20PM JOCH 202