Richard Wright and Company|
This course offers an in-depth consideration of the work and career of Richard Wright, a defining figure in 20th-century African American literature, and seeks to understand Wright's interactions with a wide array of mentors, proteges, and enemies. By placing Wright amid the network of supporters, admirers, and detractors who surrounded him, we will gain a deepened understanding of Wright's development and a useful map of 20th-century African American literary expression and American literary history more broadly. Writers to be covered in the course may include, along with Wright, Hannah Arendt, James Baldwin,Gwendolyn Brooks, Horace Cayton, Ralph Ellison, James T. Farrell, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Chester Himes, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Alain Locke, Gertrude Stein, Margaret Walker, John Williams, and Frank Yerby.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Majors Readings: works by Richard Wright, Hannah Arendt, James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Horace Cayton, Harold Cruse, Chester Himes, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Alain Locke, Gertrude Stein, Margaret Walker, John Williams, and others
|Examination and Assignments: |
Exams/Assignments: several short essays and a research project
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Additional Requirements: This course fulfills the Literatures of Difference requirement and contributes to the American Literature and Race & Ethnicity concentrations of the English Major.
|Instructor(s): McCann,Sean Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: FISK101; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 2||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 8||FR: 2|