Think slavery no longer exists? The new Slavery Narratives class will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about slavery.Â
According to Dr. Laura Barrio-Vilar, professor in the UALRÂ English Department, theÂ class will explore major traditional slave narratives, neo-slave narratives, and contemporary abolitionist texts.
Students will read texts such as Harriet Jacobsâ€™sÂ Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl, Written by HerselfÂ and Sage Jesse and Liora Kastenâ€™sÂ Enslaved: True Stories of Modern Day Slavery.
“In addition to the readings, students will participate in a service-learning project which will enhance their understanding of the courseâ€™s major themes, and help them develop their resume and network with community organizations and potential future employers,” said Barrio-Vilar.
Slavery Narratives (ENGL 4370/5370) will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:50 p.m. as an undergraduate and graduate-level class.
Go toÂ BOSS to register now. The class is listed under the Subject heading, “English.”
For more information about theÂ Slavery Narratives course, contact Barrio-Vilar atÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ or 501. 569.8317.
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