This course offers an introduction to the cultural production of African Americans from the mid-18th century to the present, with an emphasis on poetry and fiction. Beginning with slave narratives and early poetry, we will consider issues of genre, literary traditions, and historical context while gaining experience in reading and analyzing literary texts.
Interpretation- Students are expected to make links between History and Literature, which requires significant contextual interpretation skills.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [AFAM202 or ENGL240]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(EDST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Poems by Phillis Wheatley; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; Autobiography of an Ex-colored Man;
Stories by Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Toni Cade Bambara; The Bluest Eye; Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One midterm; one final examination; two five-page papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students are expected to attend class and have assignments completed on the day they appear on the syllabus.
|Instructor(s): Pemberton,Gayle Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: DWNY113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 50||SR major: 6||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: -11||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 6||JR non-major: 6||SO: 13||FR: 13|
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