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African American Anticolonial Literature
AFAM 222
Fall 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 221, ENGL 221

Over the course of the 20th century, the United States came to wield increasing power over much of the globe, supporting and extending racialized systems of domination at home and abroad. This course will examine African American literary responses to American imperialism, from W. E. B. Du Bois's DARK WATER (1920) to John A. Williams' THE MAN WHO CRIED I AM (1967). Our goals are to map out the contours of a defined theme in African American literature and to understand the diverse ways that black writers challenged, and contributed to, the expansion of American power in the world.

Our method of inquiry will be interdisciplinary, combining the insights of literary and historical scholarship. Each week we will focus on a primary text, contextualized by accompanying interpretations.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation
Students will explore, evaluate, and apply contrasting and complementary interpretations of texts.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AFAM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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