The Idea of the South (ENGL6106)

UNIT OF STUDY

The American South is frequently conceived as the Problem South, defined by its experiences of military defeat and occupation, economic backwardness and a brutal slave legacy. In this unit, we will investigate the idea of the South in a range of literary and visual texts by examining its most compelling tropes - the southern belle, poor whites, the plantation - to contemplate the region's fundamental importance to conceptions of the nation itself and the value of thinking regionally.

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1x2hr seminar/week

Assessment

1x5000wd Essay (80%), 1x1000wd annotated bibliography (20%)

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No

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