This course will approach the study of literary modernism (roughly 1890-1940) by focusing on the works of the Harlem Renaissance. We will examine the diversity of African American identities represented in this literature and consider how the Harlem Renaissance helps to redefine America during this fraught historical moment. Readings to be selected from such authors as Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, Claude McKay, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Zora Neale Hurston. After 1800. Prerequisite: FYW 1050. Satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. Fulfills AL in LS Core.
Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
Start – End Dates
05/18/2020 - 06/26/2020
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