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 a final take-home examination.

Fall 2022

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room
753.01
Course Credits
Take-home examination
Reflective Writing
Class participation
Trina Jones Th 10:30 AM-12:20 PM 3000
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW-753-01-F22
Email list: LAW-753-01-F22@sakai.duke.edu
Course
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - Public Interest
Course Areas of Practice