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Harlem Renaissance
ENGL 230
Fall 2006
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 228, FGSS 226, AFAM 233

The course will study the literature, politics and art of the Harlem Renaissance--roughly a period from 1915-1940. This was a time when African American writers, artists, philosophers, activists and musicians, congregating in New York City's Harlem, sought to define African American culture. The era has most frequently been thought of as a 1920s-only phenomenon, and many have suggested that it was less a "renaissance" than a first flowering of a collective artistic spirit. We will energetically take on the debate. Readings include works by Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, Claude McKay, Alain Locke, W.E.B. Du Bois and others. Contemporary views from Steven Watson and others will also be discussed.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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