How do we see others? How do we see ourselves? How do we perceive others as seeing ourselves? And, how do all of these perceptions help to create and reinforce our sense of identity or lack of sense of identity?
In this PBAT course focused on identity and race in American literature, students will read and analyze Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winning American author Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye as well as other various short texts and poems by authors such as James Baldwin and Langston Hughes. Students will explore how these authors speak to issues of race and identity in America, and learn about various critical lenses such as reader response and post-colonial critical theories. This expedition will culminate in a PBAT.
Comparative Analysis Papers (two)
Reading Response Journals and Analysis
Forums & online discussions: Responses to Peer Journal Entries