This course engages with ?whiteness? as a category of identification in order to develop a theoretically informed understanding of the history, function, and effects of racial encoding within literature and upon the society it influences and reflects. Course materials offer a corrective to the tradition of Anglo-American and European denial of dominant racial construction(s), and grapple with implications of rendering ?whiteness? visible.
Prerequisites: ENGL 220, one course from ENGL 221-239 strongly recommended.