AMST 0252

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. This course may also be counted as a general elective or REC elective for the ENAM major. 3 hrs lect./disc. (Diversity)/
American Studies
Program in American Studies
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
ENGL 0252
BLST 0252
ENAM 0252


Fall 2024

AMST0252A-F24 Lecture (Nash)

Fall 2023

AMST0252A-F23 Lecture (Nash)

Fall 2022

AMST0252A-F22 Lecture (Nash)

Fall 2021

AMST0252A-F21 Lecture (Nash)

Fall 2019

AMST0252A-F19 Lecture (Nash)

Fall 2016

AMST0252A-F16 Lecture (Nash)

Spring 2015

AMST0252A-S15 Lecture (Nash)

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)