ENGL 2650

ENGL 2650

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

This course will introduce students to the African American literary tradition. Through aesthetic and contextual approaches, we will consider how African American life and culture has defined and constituted the United States of America. From slave narratives to Hip-Hop music, we will trace the range of artistic conventions and cultural movements while paying close attention to broader historical shifts in American life over the past three centuries. We will ask: How do authors create and define a tradition? What are some of the recurring themes and motifs within this tradition? Authors will include: David Walker, Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. DuBois, Zora Neale Hurston, Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Claudia Rankine, and Chimamanda Adichie.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2650ASRC 2650SHUM 2650

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16875ENGL 2650  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Spires, D

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person