Arts, Sciences, and Engineering African & African-American Studies
Course Section Listing Course Course Title Term Credits Status
COURSE_SECTION-3-116585 AAAS 272-1 The Harlem Renaissance Fall 2021 4.0 - 0.0 Open
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MW 1230 PM 145 PM Morey Room 501
Enrollment: Enrolled     
Co-Located: AAAS 272-1, AAAS 472-1, ENGL 228-1 (P), ENGL 428-1
Instructors: Jeffrey Tucker
Description: The explosion of black culture during the early Twentieth Century known as the “Harlem” or (more broadly) “New Negro” Renaissance included the emergence of some of the most important works of the African American literary tradition. This course will provide a survey of the literature and culture that reflect the spirit of that era. In addition, the course will consider recent African-American fiction in order to ascertain what the Harlem Renaissance has meant for subsequent writers and artists. Special attention will be paid to the following topics: migration, jazz, the Blues, literary modernism, theories of black identity, and difference within black America. Readings include works by Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, George Schuyler, Toni Morrison, Samuel R. Delany, and more. Requirements include class participation, six 1-page reading responses, and two 6-8-page formal writing assignments.
Offered: Fall Spring Summer