Survey of African American Theater|
THEA 323, AFAM 323, FGSS 323|
This course surveys the dynamism and scope of African American dramatic and performance traditions. Zora Neale Hurston's 1925 play COLOR STRUCK and August Wilson's 2006 play GEM OF THE OCEAN serve as bookends to our exploration of the ways in which African American playwrights interweave various customs, practices, experiences, critiques, and ideologies within their work.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)(ENGL-TLF Conc)(FGSS)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected plays will include, but not be limited to, the works of Zora Neale Hurston, Adrienne Kennedy, Amiri Baraka, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Robert O'Hara.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Group and individual presentations, response papers, and research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the Literatures of Difference major requirement and contributes to the American Literature, Race & Ethnicity, and Theory & Literary Forms concentration requirements of the English major.
|Instructor(s): McMahon,Rashida Z. Shaw Times: ...W.F. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: 116MTV102; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 3||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 5||SO: 3||FR: X|