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College Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 275 - African American Literature to 1900


This course will trace the development of an African American literary tradition from the end of the eighteenth century to the turn of the twentieth century, from authors such as Phillis Wheatley and Olaudah Equiano to Frances Harper and Charles Chesnutt. The course will investigate the longstanding project of writing an African American self as both a literary and a political subject, and it will consider texts from multiple genres-such as lyric poetry, protest poetry, slave narratives, spirituals, folktales, personal correspondence, essays, short stories, autobiographies, novels, transcribed oral addresses, and literary criticism and theory. Prerequisite(s): A 100-level English course other than ENGL 101  or ENGL 150 : ENGL 105 , ENGL 110 , ENGL 115 , ENGL 125 ENGL 135 , ENGL 136 , ENGL 137 , ENGL 138 . Alternate years. (4 Credits)