Introduction to African American Literature|
ENGL 240, AMST 275|
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.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students will develop skills of interpretation and intercultural literacy that surround the discourse of race in the United States.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(EDST-MN)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. and Nellie McKay, Eds., THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE (1997; 2nd Ed.New York: W.W. Norton, 2004)
Readings from representative writers, including Wheatley, Horton, Whitfield, Harper, Walker, Stewart, Garnet, Douglass, Cooper, DuBois, Hopkins, Dunbar, Wells, Chesnutt, Johnson, Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, Petry, Brooks, and Hayden, as well the writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and the contemporary African American Renaissance.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two five-page papers, a midterm and final examination.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students are expected to attend class and have assignments completed on the day they appear on the syllabus. This course meets the English Department's Literature of Difference requirement for the English major.
|Instructor(s): Rushdy,Ashraf H.A. Times: .M.W... 08:30AM-09:50AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 56||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 27||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 25||FR: 25|