Arts, Sciences, and Engineering African & African-American Studies
Course Section Listing Course Course Title Term Credits Status
COURSE_SECTION-3-126750 AAAS 229-1 SLAVERY & THE AFRICAN AMERICAN NOVEL Spring 2022 4.0 - 0.0 Open
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MW 1150 AM 105 PM Hutchison Hall Room 473
Enrollment: Enrolled     
Co-Located: AAAS 229-1, ENGL 228-1 (P), ENGL 380-5, ENGL 428-1
Instructors: Jeffrey Tucker
Description: Race-based slavery in America ended over a century ago, but our nation continues to grapple with the legacies of "the peculiar institution." Specifically, slavery has haunted the literary imaginations of African-American writers of the last century. This course surveys a range of African-American novels in order to analyze the ways in which these texts both portray and represent slavery's lasting effects on American culture, society, and politics. Readings include works by Steven Barnes, Arna Bontemps, Octavia Butler, Pauline Hopkins, Charles Johnson, Edward P. Jones, Gayl Jones, Toni Morrison, Margaret Walker, and more. Students will be evaluated on class participation, bi-weekly reading responses, and two formal papers. 
Offered: Fall Spring