Cool English Classes to Consider for Fall

1 Jun

As is true every quarter, the UW English department has a number of English courses in which writers of color are represented or featured, along with courses that engage race and ethnicity. Students interested in courses in which writers of color are represented can consult our Diversity in the Curriculum web pages at

Here is a sampling of writers of color among AUT 09 ENGL course offerings:
Ama Ata Aidoo, Gloria Anzaldua, James Baldwin, Octavia Butler, Ana Castillo, Charles Chesnutt, Junot Diaz, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, Sui Sin Far, George Washington Gomez, Bessie Head, David Henry Hwang, Chester Himes, Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, Suzan Lori-Parks, Toni Morrison, Ashis Nandy, Fae Myenne Ng, Barack Obama, Fernando Oyono, Americo Paredes, Tomas Rivera, Alice Walker, Booker T Washington, Richard Wright, Zitkala-Sa.

Autumn 2009 offerings are especially rich in content engaging race and ethnicity and featuring writers of color. Along with many courses that feature a few to half or more authors, the following courses will be of special interest:

318 Black Literary Genres
T Th 11:30-1:20, F 11:30-12:20
Professor Sonnet Retman (AES)

319 African Literatures
T Th 2:30-4:20
Professor Laura Chrisman

358 Literature of Black America
T Th 1:30-3:20
Professor Habiba Ibrahim

367 Gender Studies: Women of Color Writing & Action
T Th 9:30-11:20
Professor Anu Taranath

440 Special Studies in Literature: Black Literary Studies Post Civil Rights Era
T Th 9:30-11:20 (open to non English majors by instructor permission)
Professor Habiba Ibrahim


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