ENG468 201802 Undergraduate

Term: 
Winter 2019
Course: 
ENG 468
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Ethnic Literature: Black Marxism
Instructors: 

Sharon Luk

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-9307
  • Office: 207 Alder Bldg
  • Office Hours: Fall Term: Not applicable
Department Section Description: 

What is “Black marxism”: How does such a perspective define “marxism,” and what makes Black radicalism different? How does the latter define, and how is it defined by, Blackness? How are the limits of the Black radical tradition defined against marxism? This course explores these inquiries with studies in Cedric Robinson’s influential work, Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition (1983), as well as readings of relevant literature and film that incorporate Third world, feminist, and queer perspectives.

Fulfills: 

Major I: C-Literature 1789-Present

Literature, 1789 to the present courses focus on literary work produced over more than two centuries -- from the period of British romanticism and the early republic of the United States up to now -- in order to foster familiarity with key works in British and American literary history.  Literary history illustrates how literary works reflect, address, and resist the social and political environments in which they are produced as well as other works that have preceded them.

Major I: E-Folklore, Ethnic & Women's Literature

Folklore/Ethnic/Women’s Literature courses focus on works  in Folklore, ethnic American writing, and writing by women.

Major II: C-Literature 1789-Present

Literature, 1789 to the present courses focus on literary work produced over more than two centuries -- from the period of British romanticism and the early republic of the United States up to now -- in order to foster familiarity with key works in British and American literary history.  Literary history illustrates how literary works reflect, address, and resist the social and political environments in which they are produced as well as other works that have preceded them.

Major II: G-Empire/Race/Ethnicity

Empire, Race, and/or Ethnicity courses focus on ways that race matters in literature, media, and culture.  Recent courses have examined such matters as native American literature and film; nineteenth-century writings by slavers and enslaved people in the U.S. and British colonies; fiction and filmmaking in post-apartheid South Africa; Latinx science fiction and environmental justice, and the novels of Toni Morrison.