Race, Violence, and Resistance: Pauline Hopkins and Charles Chesnutt|
This course undertakes to look at the careers of two African American writers who flourished at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. Through an exploration of a range of their published writings--novels, short stories, political and historical essays, biographical sketches, and journalism--we will attempt to understand some of the key cultural, social, and political issues of the era in which they wrote. We will also see the ways these two different writers conceived of and entered the literary marketplace, and how the independent venues and established publishing houses with which they were associated affected their artistry. In the end, an examination of two writers of different temperaments, different literary sensibilities, and different political affiliations will help us more profoundly understand the remarkable challenges African American writers faced during the decades from 1890 to 1910.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Chesnutt, Charles, Stories Novels and Essays (Library of America, 2002)
Hopkins, Pauline, Contending Forces: A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South (Oxford UP, 1988)
----------------, The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins (Oxford UP, 1988)
----------------, Daughter of the Revolution: The Major Nonfiction Works of Pauline E. Hopkins, Ed. Ira Dworkin (Rutgers UP, 2007)
Logan, Rayford, The Betrayal of the Negro, From Rutherford B. Hayes to Woodrow Wilson (Da Capo, 1997)
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Classes of 20, 21, 22: This course fulfills the Literatures of Difference requirement and contributes to the American Lit, Race & Ethnicity, and Theory & Literary Forms concentrations of the English major.
Class of 23 and after: This course fulfills the American Lit and Literary History 3 requirements of the English major.
|Instructor(s): Rushdy,Ashraf H.A. Times: ...W.F. 11:10AM-12:30PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 13||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: X|
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