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20th Century African American Literature, 1940-Present
ENGL 280
Spring 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: AFAM 281

In this survey of 20th Century African American literature, questions of racial representation, social responsibility, gender and sexuality, and historical memory will shape the way we read and evaluate the works of African American writers. Our readings will be organized under three broad yet interconnected sections that consider: the early debates on the character and purpose of black literature; the increase in popularity and volume of works by and about black women; and the contemporary reinterpretation of slavery.

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

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