AMS 110 - Women Reimagining History (LIT Core/First-Year Seminar)
Not Offered 2015-2016
In this course we will look at how women and in particular women of color writers and filmmakers have challenged and complicated our understanding of U.S. history, culture, and politics in the 20th century. In the context of immigration, slavery, and the lives of Native Americans, we will analyze what these stories of self and community tell us about how important race and gender are to our understanding of the past. Likely texts/films include: Maxine Hong Kingston’s Woman Warrior, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Louise Erdrich’s Tracks, Lourdes Portillo’s Señorita Extraviada (film), and Ursula Biemann’s Performing the Border (film).
Prerequisite(s): Open to First-Year students only.
Fulfills the First-Year Seminar and Cornerstone Literature Requirements.
Course may be applied to the Gender & Sexuality Studies program.