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ENGL 4559 African American Writing 1860-1960 (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course is a survey of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry by African American authors from the Civil War to the beginning of the Civil Rights movement. It includes W. E. B. DuBois's foundational The Souls of Black Folk, groundbreaking novels by Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison, searing essays by James Baldwin, and many other works by writers like Paul Laurence Dunbar, Charles Chesnutt, and Nella Larsen, representing the remarkable breadth and rich depths of accomplishment over that period. Writing for his course will include two medium-length essays, a midterm, and a final exam.

Instructor(s): James Wallace

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17