ENG 361: African-American Fiction Writers

 

Dr. Holladay 3 credits

          This course will begin with a non-fiction work, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (1845), which illustrates several key themes in African American literature. From there, we will read novels and short stories by authors including Charles Chesnutt, James Weldon Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, Richard Wright, Ann Petry, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison. Class will take the form of lecture and discussion, with an emphasis on discussion. Course requirements will include two papers, a midterm, and a final exam.

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