Seminar: American Literature

ENGLISH LITERATURE 522

Black Lives Matter has emerged as the most consequential social movement of our time. This course will explore African American writing published since the hashtag blacklivesmatter galvanized a global uprising following the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman. As we read contemporary Black essays, memoirs and poetry, we will consider how aspects of BLM as a political movement are reflected in the literature of this period, specifically its decentralized leadership structure, intersectional approach to identity and social justice, and emphasis on memorializing the dead. This course will also draw upon the experience and expertise of local BLM activists as we engage with issues at the forefront of racial justice in the St. Louis metro area.
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Seminar: American Literature
INSTRUCTOR: Li
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