AMST 3503

AMST 3503

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

This course offers an opportunity to read in depth two major writers of the twentieth century, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston.  Friends and one-time collaborators in the New York City of the 1920s, each had important careers that extended long after the Harlem Renaissance period in which they achieved early renown.  This class will survey the myriad genres in which each writer worked (short stories, poetry, novels, drama, critical writing, folklore and anthropology).  And it will also consider the literary, cultural, and political contexts in which both writers achieved early renown and which their work critically contested.  The class concludes by examining the reading works of later major authors (Toni Morrison, Harryette Mullen) who drew directly with Hughes' and Hurston's legacy.

When Offered Fall or Spring.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS) (CA-AG, LA-AG)
Satisfies Requirement This course counts toward the Literatures of the Americas and post-1800 requirements for English majors.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 3705ENGL 3505

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19733 AMST 3503   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person