English 4113 – Class 11, Second Half Behn, Oroonoko

Despite what the powerpoint says, this is actually CLASS 11. on Oroonoko, second half: a brief consideration of the paintings of Dalton Paula; on changing forms of racialization; the misalignments between Black resistance to white supremacy and Native resistance to settler colonialism; Behn’s strange allegiances (does she want us to think she’s a “good white person”?); the strange “defacement” of Imoinda; and Oroonoko’s death scene.