An introduction to the history and traditions of African American literature. Course will examine the poetry, essays, and fiction by people of African descent from the 18th to the 21st centuries.
ENGL 267: Introduction to African American Literature
Instructor: Emerson Zora Hamsa
English Department Areas of Specialization:
Literature & Literary History
Culture & Social Change
Through reading key texts by African-American writers from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries, participants in this course will develop a working knowledge of key themes and concerns of African-American literature. This course is designed to introduce students to the rich and complex literary histories of African-Americans and the ways in which such histories take multiple shapes through space and time.
This course satisfies the group 1 distribution requirement (D1)
This course satisfies the CRPG requirement (Critical Race, Postcolonial and Gender studies) for English majors (formerly the "noncanonical" requirement)