AAS 271 - Introduction to Afro-American Literature
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
AAS 111 (CAAS 111).
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this course we will study the emergence and early development of African American literature, from 1773 to the Harlem Renaissance. We will do literary close readings of texts to think through many of the issues relating to the development of an African American literary tradition. What constitutes a tradition? Can there be more than one? Along with these questions, we will examine our own assumptions about this literature and the many ways in which these texts reflect the different experiences of African Americans intent on gaining a national voice in a slaveholding and racially polarized nation.

AAS 271 - Introduction to Afro-American Literature
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001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 039392369X
The Norton anthology of African American literature. Vol. 1 ..., Publisher: Norton 2014
ISBN: 1530442281
Imperium in imperio : a study of the Negro race problem : a novel, Author: Griggs, Sutton E. (Sutton Elbert), 1872-1933,
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