ENG 379. African American Literature

This course provides students with a survey of major works by African American novelists, poets, dramatists, and essayists from the 18th Century through to the present day. The course will pay particular attention to how African American writers present themselves as authors and their interactions with and revisions of a white American literary tradition. By the end of the course, students will have examined the literature of American slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and contemporary black culture. 
Offered: On Occasion
Credits: 3