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The Middle Passage in Black Atlantic Literature and Culture
ENGL 303
Fall 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: AFAM 304, AMST 303

This course explores recent literary and cultural productions - 1969 to the present - that have been inspired by the Middle Passage of the transatlantic slave trade. Through examining contemporary poetry, novels, and short stories, as well as film and visual art on the Middle Passage, we will consider how this historical phenomenon works as a motif in the literature and culture of the black Atlantic - the region commonly referred to as the African diaspora. We will study works by African American, Afro-Caribbean, and black British writers and artists, looking
closely at their treatment of this legacy and placing these works in conversation with one another.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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