ENGL479L - Selected Topics in English and American Literature after 1800: 21st-Century African American Literature

This course will consider the modernist and postmodernist experimentalism of black fiction writers, filmmakers, visual artists, and poets: Michael Thomas (Man Gone Down), Andrea Lee (Interesting Women), Octavia Butler (Kindred), Danzy Senna (You Are Free), Terrance Hayes (Lighthead), Kevin Young (Jelly Roll), Percival Everett (I Am Not Sidney Poitier), Nikki Finney (Head Off and Split), Kasi Lemmons’ (Eve’s Bayou), Ernest Dickerson (The Wire).

Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.


Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.