May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

ENGL 325 - African American Literature II, 1926 to the Present

3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 102. This course traces the development of the African American literary tradition from the Harlem Renaissance to the present. It will examine the ways that modern and contemporary African American writers have explored political, social, and aesthetic issues in a variety of genres: essays, poetry, fictionalized autobiography, novels, plays, etc. Among the many topics we will consider are: the “New Negro,” migration from the rural south to the urban north and west, the emergence of the Black Arts Movement, and the current “renaissance” in African American arts and letters.