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Spring 2022 English GU4622 section 001
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE II
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATU

Call Number 10746
Day & Time
Location
TR 11:40am-12:55pm
603 Hamilton Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Robert G O'Meally
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description (Lecture). This survey of African American literature focuses on language, history, and culture. What are the contours of African American literary history? How do race, gender, class, and sexuality intersect within the politics of African American culture? What can we expect to learn from these literary works? Why does our literature matter to student of social change? This lecture course will attempt to provide answers to these questions, as we begin with Zora Neale Hurstons Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) and Richard Wrights Native Son (1940) and end with Melvin Dixons Loves Instruments (1995) with many stops along the way. We will discuss poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fictional prose. Ohter authors include Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Malcom X, Ntzozake Shange, Audre Lorde, and Toni Morrison. There are no prerequisites for this course. The formal assignments are two five-page essays and a final examination. Class participation will be graded.
Web Site Vergil
Department English and Comparative Literature
Enrollment 39 students (54 max) as of 6:21PM Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Subject English
Number GU4622
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20221ENGL4622W001

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