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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AFR 286 - African American Literature: 1900- (=ENG 286)


This course introduces students to examples of African American literature and literary criticism from the 20th to 21st centuries. Major authors from the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Arts Movement and beyond will be considered alongside theoretical formulations from critics such as Barbara Christian, Michael Awkward, and Henry Louis Gates.

Satisfies the Diversity requirement of the English Department major.
Counts as Humanities elective in the Africana Studies major.
Counts as an elective in the Global Literary Theory Interdisciplinary minor.
Satisfies the Literary studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.
Satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement.