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ENGL 537 - African-American Literature

This course is a study of selected African-American Literature from the Seventeenth-Century (including the vernacular tradition) through the present, introducing students to the literary, cultural, and historical contexts of selected works. The course focuses on each of the three major genres of poetry, prose, and drama from a representative sample of periods of African American literature - 17th Century, 18th Century, 19th Century, and 20th Century - in an attempt to show the breadth and variety of African-American literary tradition.

Credits: 3



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