AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Fall 2018, Section 007 - Race, Violence, and Justice
Instruction Mode: Section 007 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Description

In this course we will study African American literature produced between the end of the 19th century — known as the "nadir" (lowest point) in African American history — and the beginning of the 20th century, the moment that gave birth to the "New Negro" of the Harlem Renaissance. These decades represent a period of cultural production that reflected both pessimism about racial violence in the U.S., and optimism over new opportunities for black artists. We will read novels, poetry and short stories by noted and less familiar authors, including Charles Chesnutt, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Sutton Griggs, in addition to a small sampling of secondary critical material. Some of the issues covered include exploring how African American writers conceived of the role of literature in post-Reconstruction national debates over freedpeople’s rights to citizenship, and their efforts to craft new and politically effective notions of racial identity with representations of class, gender, regional, and religious differences among African Americans.

Schedule

AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
31476
Closed
0
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
26088
Open
4
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
31972
Open
3
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
24754
Open
16
 
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F 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Note: This course will meet in Detroit. Transportation will be provided.
007 (SEM)
 In Person
31971
Open
6
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
31778
Open
17
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
31780
Open
9
3LSA Jr>
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
010 (SEM)
 In Person
32716
Open
12
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (SEM)
 In Person
36173
Open
12
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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