Jun 16, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 545 - African American Literature II

This course will focus on works by African American writers from the Harlem Renaissance (1920’s) to contemporary times. In addition to examining the aesthetic qualities of the selected texts, students will consider the historical and cultural contexts in which they were created and received. Readings will include novels (Hurston, Wright), drama (Wilson), short stories (Jones, Packer), autobiography (Dickerson), and poetry (Every Shut Eye Ain’t Asleep). The course will also give attention to the authors’ biographies. Video clips of author interviews and adaptations of the literary works will supplement discussion and lecture.

Prerequisites & Notes
Term offering cycle: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable offering.

Credits: 3

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