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Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 
Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

WGS 3400 - American Ghost: Gender and Race in Literature and Photography

This course considers the figure of the ghost in twentieth-century and contemporary American women’s literature and visual art by Carrie Mae Weems, Toni Morrison, Francesca Woodman, Carol Maso, Louise Erdrich, and others. Through woman writers’ and artists’ figurations of ghosts, we will explore unresolved sites of mourning structured into ideologies of race, ethnicity, and gender in the U.S. Prerequisites: Enrolling students must have completed at least a 2000 level course in the humanities or the social sciences.

Credits: 3