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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 570 - Seminar on Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright

This course will focus on literary works by Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright. It will offer an opportunity to study two major American authors in depth and investigate a variety of issues in African-American literature and culture. In addition to examining the formal qualities of the selected texts, we will consider the historical and cultural contexts in which they were created and received. Our reading will include novels, short stories, autobiographies, folklore, and a photo-essay. The expectation is that the student will be both intellectually stimulated by Hurston and Wright?s works, and prompted to think critically about race in the United States, not only during their time period, but in the present day, as well.

Prerequisites & Notes
Session cycle: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

Credits: 3

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