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Harlem Renaissance
ENGL 230
Spring 2008 not offered
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

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