Minor in Black and African Diaspora Studies - Twentieth-Century African American Novel ENGL 3070   Twentieth-Century African American Novel
CREDIT HOURS: 3
While it is obvious that several of the novelists on this reading list might well appear in other courses, it is a worthwhile exercise for students to engage in a conversation about these and other texts by African American novelists in the context of African American novelists. That context will be the focus of this course. Such a comparatively restricted focus brings with it such questions as does it matter that these novels were written by African Americans? What do we gain/lose by considering these texts in this specific national and ethno-cultural context? Are the texts representative, and if so, of what and in what ways? Do these texts reinforce or complicate (or both) notions such as the African American experience?
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Discussion

PREREQUISITES: Completion of 6.0 credit hours at the 1000 level in ENGL, CRWR, KING or PERF