ASRC 3508

ASRC 3508

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

In 1940, with the publication of his novel Native Son, Richard Wright helped to launch the protest era in African American literature. This course focuses on the development of key fiction and nonfiction genres that have shaped the development of African American literature from the mid-20th-century to the contemporary era. Genres that we will consider include poetry, fiction, the essay, the speech, autobiography, and the novel. We will explore the main periods in this literature's development such as the Black Arts movement of the 1960s and the black women's literary renaissance of the 1970s, and consider the rise of science fiction writing. Authors who will be considered include Richard Wright, Ann Petry, Ralph Ellison, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Malcolm X, Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Ishmael Reed, and August Wilson. We will also incorporate discussion of works in film and art that have been the outgrowth of writing y African American authors. The course will include screenings of scenes from the class film A Raisin in the Sun, along with the films Dutchman and Beloved.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3508

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18924 ASRC 3508   LEC 001

    • TR Uris Hall G88
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Richardson, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person