HISTORY 698 - Topics in History
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Policing Blackness in America
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
See additional student enrollment and course instructor information to guide you in your decision making.

Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In this course we will study African American literature written from the end of the 19th century—known as the "nadir" (lowest point) in African American history—through 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 intense cultural production that reflected both pessimism about post-Civil War racial violence in the US and optimism over new opportunities for black artists. How did African American writers conceive of the role of letters and literature in the national debates over freedpeople’s rights to citizenship? How did they try to represent differences in the black community with dialect and invocations of the “folk,” and how did they mobilize these cultural forms in their search for new racial, political ideals? And finally, we will discuss the methods and issues pertaining to the periodization of African American literature and history in the Academy. Readings include novels, poetry and short stories by noted and less familiar authors, including Charles Chesnutt, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Pauline Hopkins and Sutton Griggs, in addition to secondary critical material.

Intended Audience:

Attendance, participation, flexibility, and willingness to learn new skills, and open-mindedness and collaborative approach toward being part of a diverse intellectual community.

Class Format:

My online class will meet synchronously at its currently scheduled time.

Schedule

HISTORY 698 - Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
15828
Open
5
 
-
M 10:00AM - 1:00PM
003 (REC)
 In Person
32599
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 5:30PM - 7:00PM
004 (REC)
 In Person
35909
Open
12
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (REC)
 In Person
39728
Open
6
 
-
M 3:00PM - 6:00PM

Textbooks/Other Materials

The partner U-M / Barnes & Noble Education textbook website is the official way for U-M students to view their upcoming textbook or course material needs, whether they choose to buy from Barnes & Noble Education or not. Students also can view a customized list of their specific textbook needs by clicking a "View/Buy Textbooks" link in their course schedule in Wolverine Access.

Click the button below to view and buy textbooks for HISTORY 698.001

View/Buy Textbooks

Syllabi

Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for HISTORY 698 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi

CourseProfile (Atlas)

The Atlas system, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (Atlas)