Dec 13, 2019  
College Catalog 2013-2014 
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 275 - African American Literature to 1900

Cross-Listed as AMST 275 

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)