753.01 Law and Literature: Race & Gender
This seminar explores the intersection between literary and legal studies, with a particular focus on race and gender. Through literature and some film, the seminar examines the role of law in the structure of conflict, personal relationships, social hierarchy and social change, with attention to privilege, perspective, and voice. Possible authors include Margaret Atwood, James Baldwin, Octavia Butler, Ava DuVernay, Lorraine Hansberry, Ursula Hegi, Kazuo Ishiguro, Nella Larsen, Gabriel García Márquez, Toni Morrison, Colson Whitehead, and Richard Wright.
Grades will be determined from class participation, weekly response papers, and final paper pursuing a theme from the course.
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Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
|Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.753.01.Sp21|
|Email list: LAW.753.01.Sp21@sakai.duke.edu|
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - Public Interest
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