Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, and John Wideman|
Spring 2008 not offered
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.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
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, THE CATTLE KILLING
|Examinations and Assignments: |
There will be four five-page papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course satisfies the English department's Pre-1800 and research option requirements.
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