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College Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 382 - Topics in African Diasporic Literature, Culture and Thought

The focus of this course is on the literary, cultural and philosophical productions of “blackness” that have preoccupied African Diasporic writers, philosophers, activists and artists from the Eighteenth century to today. Every semester, the course will focus on a specific literary, cultural and or theoretical movement or topic such as Negritude, the Black Arts Movement, Black British Literature, Black subjectivity, Black Nationalism, or African American Literature and Culture from Europe. Writers and theorists may include Prince Hall, Mary Seacole, Olaudah Equiano, Martin Delaney, W.E.B. Du Bois, Mary Church Terrell, Aimé Césaire, René Maran, George Padmore, Frantz Fanon, Richard Wright, Grace Nichols, Ann Petry, Paule Marshall, Maryse Conde, Patrick Chamoiseau, Paul Gilroy, Hazel Carby, May Ayin and Joanne Traynor. Prerequisite(s): One prior English course numbered in the 100s. Alternate years. (4 Credits)