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MA in Literature
Course Description

ENG 247
19th-Century African American Literature

This course will explore a range of both canonical and non-canonical U.S. Black literature produced between 1800 and 1915. The course will explore the major trends strategies, influences, and aesthetic practices that defined and shaped writing during this period, with special attention to the ways that questions of audience and region impacted African American writers and the work they produced. Readings will include novels, poetry, short stories, essays, slave narratives and other autobiographical works. Authors may include Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, Frances E.W. Harper, and others.
Offered every other year beginning 2020-21.

Course Credit:

Ajuan Mance

Offered in alternation with: ENG 217
Limit sixteen students.
Open to graduate students only.

Last Updated: 9/21/17