Spring Course Spotlight: LSP 200 Literature of the Color Line

downloadSpring 2015 LSP 200 Seminar on Multiculturalism in the US: Literature of the Color Line
Marcy Dinius MW 2:40-4:20

In The Souls of Black Folk (1903), W.E.B. DuBois famously declared, “the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line.” 2d65d99e9fe594ac13d93174b9d7c13a

Fast forward by more than a century (and back by a few years from now)–to the third year of Barack Obama’s presidency–and we see that a book titled The Persistence of the Color Line was published.  As its title suggests, it examined the extension of the problem of the twentieth century into the twenty-first.

The persistence of this problem is registered all the more by recent events in Ferguson, New York City, Madison, and here in Chicago.

This course focuses on literature’s place in establishing, reinforcing, and challenging the color line in the United States. As we make our way through texts and time, we will also consider related lines that divide and connect between race and class, race and gender, high and low culture, suppression and resistance, and anger and violence.

Spring & Summer Quarter Course Descriptions are Here! **UPDATED**


Hopefully the quarter is going well for everyone. As we approach the halfway point the time to think ahead to Spring Quarter has arrived.

Please have a look at the  Spring 2014-2015 Course Descriptions Undergraduate, and don’t forget that registration opened February 9th! Course carts are already open, so start shopping around now!

Summer courses are also available to view here: Summer 1415 Undergrad Course Descriptions

Updated Winter Quarter Course Descriptions

Hello, everyone! Though December is only in its earliest stages, the holidays and break will fly by and Winter Quarter is not as far away as it might seem!

Just a reminder that a number of fantastic and thought-provoking English courses are still open; several course descriptions have been updated and more fully fleshed out. Have a look!

WQ 1415 Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Winter 2015 Course Spotlight: ENG 309-206 Topics in Writing: The American Literary Magazine—Idealists and Happy Fools

As registration for Winter Quarter continues, we’d like to draw your attention to an interesting and pertinent hybrid course focusing on the American literary magazine that is open to undergraduate students. Please note that instructor permission is required for undergraduate enrollment.

See the flyer below for details, and consider adding this interesting and unique class (the likes of which are somewhat uncommon in undergraduate English university offerings) to your Winter enrollment!