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Brief Encounters: Short Fiction by African American Women
ENGL 171
Fall 2014
Section: 01  

African American women writers have produced short fiction that stands as some of the most gripping, incisive, illuminating works of American literature. Our course will chart the development, potential, and power of short fiction by writers such as Frances Harper, Ruth Todd, Pauline Hopkins, Angelina Grimke, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Jessie Fauset, Dorothy West, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Childress, Marita Bonner, Alice Walker, and Toni Cade Bambara. We will discuss the short story genre, the evolution of the form, and the influence that pivotal literary and historical moments have had on the writers and their works.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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