AMST 2650

AMST 2650

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2024-2025.

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 or Spring.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS) (D-AG)

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19158 AMST 2650   SEM 101

    • TR Morrill Hall 106
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Frazier, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person