Feb 25, 2021  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
    
College Catalog 2020-2021

AMST 384 - Langston Hughes: Global Writer

Cross-Listed as ENGL 384  and INTL 384  
The great African American writer Langston Hughes (1902-1967) is best known as the poet laureate of the Harlem Renaissance. But his career was vaster still. He was a Soviet screenwriter, Spanish Civil War journalist, African literary anthologist, humorist, playwright, translator, social critic, writer of over 10,000 letters, and much more. This course engages Hughes’s full career, bridging race and global issues, politics and art, and makes use of little-known archival materials. This course fulfills the U.S. writers of color requirement for the English major. (4 Credits)