ENGL234 - African-American Literature and Culture
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The course explores 20th and 21st century literary and cultural productions of black American and Diaspora writers. We will look at representations of race in the color-line fiction of Charles Chesnutt and James Weldon Johnson.  We will examine sexuality, politics, and racial uplift in Harlem Renaissance literature; racial passing in the fiction of Nella Larsen and in the films of Julie Dash; political struggle in civil rights narratives; black nationalism in 1960s and 1970s narratives; and finally, we will look at the way contemporary writers and filmmakers, explore the prospects of a post-racial America.

Also offered as AASP298L. Credit will be granted for one of the following: AASP298L or ENGL234.