ENGL479C - Literature of the Civil Rights Movement

This course will examine films, fiction, drama, poetry, autobiography and biography produced during or about the U.S. Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Looking at the literary and cinematic works that focus on this period of national history, we will consider such issues as the importance of place, the impact of changing historiography on strategies of representation, the uses and function of memory, and the relationship between contemporary race, gender, and sexual politics and the vision of the past. Film screenings and a course packet will supplement the other texts of the course.

Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.


Two English courses in literature or permission of department.