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Black LiteratureBlack Literature (AAS 334)

Term: 2017-2018 Fall Term


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Mon-Wed-Fri, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM (8/9/2017 - 12/9/2017) Location: MAIN HB 130


An examination of Black literature and culture from the onset of the Turn of the Century (1900) to present day. It will engage a range of cultural forms, including the visual arts, music, theater, and film as well as literature. It will also investigate the political and social context out which these cultural forms grew. Finally, it will consider such generic questions as the relation of Black cultural production to artistic movements, including modernism, proletarian literature, social realism, and naturalism, and to popular and high culture representations of African Americans and African American culture. Prerequisite: AAS 230