Recent topics: "The Beat Generation;" "Literature and Society in Modern Ireland;" "Dostoevsky's Influence on 20th Century American Literature." Prerequisites: 86, 6 hours at the intermediate level, and instructor permission.
Lokangaka Losambe ()
Dates: May 20 - June 28, 2013 Cross listed with ENGS 177 Z1
The Harlem Renaissance Movement is believed to have played a great role in the emergence of the African and West Indian Negritude Movement in Paris in the early 1930s. This course explores points of connection and disconnection between these two most prominent 20th-century Black cultural movements and their relevance to contemporary pan-African literary production. Authors include Claude Mckay, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Alain Locke, Jean Toomer, Sterling Brown, Gwendolyn Bennett, Helene Johnson, Arna Bontemps, Aime Cesaire, Leopold Senghor, Leon Damas, David Diop, Rene Maran, and Hamidou Kane. Fulfills ALANA requirement; fulfills the University D1 requirement.
Further Reading: Fabre, M. Black American Writers in France, 1840-1980. Chicago: University of Illinois Press.( recommended) Gates, H.L.and Mckay,N.Y. The Norton Anthology of African American Literature.New York: Norton (required) Lewis, D. The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader. Middlesex: Penguin Books.(required) Senghor, L.S. The Collected poetry. Charlottsville: University Press of Virginia (required)
Class Participation and presentation: 40 % Two written assignments of about 12 pages on assigned topics: 60%
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