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African American Literature

ENGL 081.401
TR 9-10:30

We will study the development of black writing in the United States from its origins in the African American oral traditions of the spirituals and folk tales to the late twentieth century narratives of Toni Morrison and John Edgar Wideman.  Readings will include works by Frederick Douglass, David Walker, Frances Harper, Maria Stewart, Charles Chesnutt, Jessie Fauset, Richard Wright, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ann Petry, James Baldwin and others.
Note: English majors interested in this course may wish to consider the English concentration in "African American Literature."

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