ENGLISH 374 - African American Literature
Winter 2020, Section 001 - Race, Violence, and Justice: Black Writers Respond 1890-1910
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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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 were filled with racial terror violence, black disenfranchisement and the rise of white supremacy. Black writers from the period expressed both pessimism about post-Civil War racial violence in the US and optimism over new opportunities for black artists. We will explore how African American writers thought of their roles as writers within national debates about black Americans' citizenship and their responses to the rise of Jim Crow and the racial violence that consolidated white supremacy in the South.

Course Requirements:

Readings include novels, poetry and short stories by noted and less familiar authors; assignments include two 5-7 papers and a last-day of class text. You will also be submitting informal 1-2 page reading responses.

Schedule

ENGLISH 374 - African American Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
27476
Open
22
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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