Introduction to the Harlem Renaissance|
Throughout the 20th century, African Americans have employed a variety of strategies toward the attainment of social, political, and economic equality. At different historical moments, specific agenda, tactics, and participants have come to forefront, yet the overall objectives remain the same. During the 1920s and 1930s, many African Americans put forth a fusion of cultural and political activism as the vanguard of the movement known as the new Negro or Harlem renaissance. This lecture course will introduce students to the key themes, objectives, artists, and activists of the era. We will explore a variety of texts including poetry, fiction, autobiography, plays, and films.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
This course will enable students to think critically about this era as well as the cultural productions created within it.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Zora Neale Hurston, THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD
Nella Larsen, PASSING
Langston Hughes, SELECTED POEMS
Wallace Thruman et al.; FIRE!! DEVOTED TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION OF NEGRO ARTISTS
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four 4-page analytical essays
Midterm and final exam
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the Literatures of Difference major requirement and contributes to the American Lit and Race & Ethnicity concentration requirements of the English major.
|Instructor(s): Woodard,Laurie Avant Times: .M.W... 08:30AM-09:50AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 1||JR major: 1|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 7||FR: 10|