Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, and John Wideman|
AFAM 225, FGSS 224|
Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston were major figures in the Harlem Renaissance and beyond. Toni Morrison and John Wideman continue to produce major fiction in the modern era. We will examine these major African American writers and their work, paying particular attention to issues of gender, family, community, sexuality, and the literary politics affecting African American writers.
Students are expected to write effectively about literature, American culture of the 1920s and late 20th century. Assignments are carefully graded for writing quality.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Hughes: COLLECTED POEMS, THE WAYS OF WHITE FOLKS, THE BEST OF SIMPLE
Hurston: STORIES, THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD, SERAPH ON THE SUWANEE
Morrison: THE BLUEST EYE, THE SONG OF SOLOMON, BELOVED
Wideman: SENT FOR YOU YESTERDAY, BROTHERS AND KEEPERS, TWO CITIES
|Examinations and Assignments: |
There will be two five-page papers and one ten-page paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Fulfills the research option requirement for English majors.
|Instructor(s): Pemberton,Gayle Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: FISK101; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 5||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: -21||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: X|
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