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ENGS 160 – D1:Afr Am Lit &Cul Before 1900

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Topics in literature and culture of African Americans before 1900. Topics: Slavery and American Literature; Slavery's Shadows. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.

Section Description: ENG 160, D1: "Beyond 12 YEARS A SLAVE: Reading the American Slave Narrative." This course concentrates on the definitively American genre of the slave narrative. We will trace its roots back to reports from the earliest moments of British colonialism in the New World and forward to contemporary accounts of 21st-century enslavement. Our focus, however, will be on the classic 19th-century, ante-bellum slave narratives by authors such as Frederick Douglass, Venture Smith, Harriet Jacobs, and Solomon Northrup and the post-bellum slave narratives by authors such as Elizabeth Keckley, Booker T. Washington and Nat Love. This course fulfill the University's Diversity 1 requirement AND the English Department's Category C requirement.

CRN: 61060

Section: Z1

Enrolled/Seats: 6/30

Days Time Location
TR 09:00 - 12:45 LAFAYETTE HALL L311

Instructor(s): Mary Louise Kete

Meeting Dates: 30 Jun 2014 - 08 Aug 2014