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HIST 4810 Black Modernity (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

An interdisciplinary approach will be used to examine the historical, social, and cultural contexts for Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man. Specifically, bringing historical and cultural analysis to bear on a single work of fiction, this course will survey key themes in African American life from 1899 to 1950 including migration, urbanization, the black modern aesthetic, black radicalism and black nationalism. With W.E.B. DuBois' concept of "double consciousness" in mind, the course explores how the black subject is in many ways both outside of, yet central, to the modern experience.


Instructor(s): Davarian Baldwin

Prerequisites: History Core

Cross listed with:

Comments: Not open to students who have previously taken HS 510/BK 510 "Ellison's Invisible Man"


Last Updated: 05-Mar-14