CAAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Section: 005 Harlem Renaissance
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Class Misc Info:
This class satisfies the American Literature and New Traditions requirement for English concentrators.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Our task in this course will be to discover how a variety of intellectuals participated in and helped to characterize the explosion of creative arts that is now commonly known as the Harlem or New Negro Renaissance. While we will work diligently to understand the artistic productions — particularly the literature — that were created in and around Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s, we will be equally concerned with the efforts of artists and intellectuals such as Alain Locke, W. E. B. Du Bois, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay, Nella Larsen, Aaron Douglass, Charles Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, and Langston Hughes either to participate in or to resist the emergence of a unifying, wholly coherent notion of black American people’s historical and cultural identity. In other words, we will look both at many of the primarily literary works of art that have been said to constitute the Harlem Renaissance and at several specific examples of how that “Renaissance” was constituted during early decades of the 20th century and subsequently.


Course requirements:
two or three 10 minute oral presentations
one brief (5 page) and one longer (10-15 page) essay,
weekly brief (1 page) responses to the reading
one in-class examination
attendance and active class participation

CAAS 458 - Issues in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
23313
Open
0
 
3
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section 001: Meets with Eng 417
002 (SEM)
P
28111
Open
8
 
-
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 002: Meets with History 498.002 and RC 461.001.
003 (SEM)
P
28112
Open
6
 
-
M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
28123
Open
0
 
-
W 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Note: Section 005: Meets with Eng 474.
006 (SEM)
P
28293
Open
12
 
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F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Section 006: Meets with Anthro 447.
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