Summer 2015 Seminar Descriptions

ENGL 492 Seminar in Literature and Language dual-listed with ENGL 570 Seminar in American Literature

American Literatures of Slavery and Abolition with Prof. Maria Karafilis

This course will examine the rhetoric and representation of slavery and abolition in American literary and visual texts. Texts will be drawn from anti-slavery organizations, gift books, and oratory, as well as slave narratives, pro-slavery literature, and texts that appropriate the discourse of slavery.