Academic Term and Year
Hamline Plan Letter
Area of Study
AFST, ENG, SOCJ
Goals: To survey African-American literary tradition as influenced by oral and written forms of expression. To heighten the student's awareness of the particularity of African-American cultural expression as well as its connections with mainstream American writing. Content: Selections of texts may vary from semester to semester. Typically, the course will survey prose, poetry, and drama from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Selected works by such authors as Phillis Wheatley, David Walker, Frederick Douglass, Frances Harper, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, James Weldon Johnson, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Sterling Brown, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Lorraine Hansberry, and Alice Childress. Taught: Annually. Prerequisite: ENG 1110 or its equivalent, or concurrent registration. Credits: 4
Deo, Veena, "ENG1270-01.African-American Literatures.F15.Deo,Veena" (2015). Syllabi. 5750.