ENGL479L - Selected Topics in English and American Literature after 1800; Race & Literary Experimentation in 21st Century African American Literature

This course will consider the modernist and postmodernist experiments of black fiction writers, filmmakers, visual artists, and poets: Edward P. Jones (The Known World), Andrea Lee (Interesting Women), Natasha Trethewey (Thrall), Danzy Senna (Caucasia), A. Van Jordan (MacNolia), 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).