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AMST0252

African American Literature

African American Literature
This course surveys developments in African American fiction, drama, poetry, and essays during the 20th century. Reading texts in their social, historical, and cultural contexts—and often in conjunction with other African American art forms like music and visual art—we will explore the evolution and deployment of various visions of black being and black artistry, from the Harlem Renaissance through social realism and the Black Arts Movement, to the contemporary post-soul aesthetic. Authors may include Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ralph Ellison, Lorraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed, Toni Morrison, Charles Johnson, and Octavia Butler. 3 hrs lect./disc.
Subject:
American Studies
Department:
Program in American Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
LIT NOR
Equivalent Courses:
ENAM0252

Sections

Spring 2015

AMST0252A-S15 Lecture

Spring 2013

AMST0252A-S13 Lecture (Nash)

Fall 2011

AMST0252A-F11 Lecture (Nash)
AMST0252B-F11 Lecture (Nash)

Spring 2011

AMST0252A-S11 Lecture (Nash)
AMST0252B-S11 Lecture (Nash)

Spring 2010

AMST0252A-S10 Lecture (Nash)
AMST0252B-S10 Lecture (Nash)

Spring 2009

AMST0252A-S09 Lecture (Nash)

Spring 2007

AMST0252A-S07 Lecture (Nash)
AMST0252B-S07 Lecture (Nash)