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Afro-American Literature II

CWL 260

Same as AFRO 260 and ENGL 260. See ENGL 260.

This course surveys the vibrant and provocative creation of African American literature after the First World War. From the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance to postmodern novelists, this course engages the trials and triumphs of black literature in the modern U.S. In addition to close readings of literary art, this course will also take advantage of visual media (documentaries, movies, television) and visual art (paintings and performance art) in order to give a full picture of the complexities that went into black writing and culture over the past hundred years.