ENGL 330

African-American Literature

Prerequisite: Sophomores with permission. A study of 20th- and 21st-century African- American writers, with emphasis on the Harlem Renaissance and more contemporary works. Topics may include models of identity and sexuality, the effects of primitivism, folk materials, and dominant cultural values on literary forms. Writers such as Dubois, Toomer, Hurston, Wright, Ellison, Larsen, Morrison, and Walker will be included. Offered alternate years in the spring semester. May be counted as an auxiliary course toward the minor in gender studies. V.2, V.5