Middlebury

ENGL 0252

African American Literature

African American Literature (AL)
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. (Diversity) (Rec) (Formerly ENAM 0252)
Subject:
English
Department:
English
Division:
Literature
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR LIT
Equivalent Courses:
AMST 0252 *
BLST 0252
ENAM 0252

Sections

Fall 2022

ENGL0252A-F22 Lecture (Nash)