AMST 2650

AMST 2650

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This course will introduce students to African American literary traditions in the space that would become North America. From early freedom narratives and poetry to Hip-Hop and film, we will trace a range of artistic conventions and cultural movements while paying close attention to broader historical shifts in American life over the past three centuries. We'll read broadly: poetry, fiction, speculative fiction, newspapers, and the like. We will ask: How do authors create, define, and even exceed a tradition? What are some of the recurring themes and motifs within this tradition? Authors may include: Phillis Wheatley, David Walker, Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. DuBois, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Octavia Butler, Toni Morrison, and Eve Ewing. This course satisfies the Literatures of the Americas requirement for English majors.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, CA-AS)

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7343 AMST 2650   SEM 101

    • TR Africana Ctr B01
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Spires, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person