African American Literature and the Legacy of Slavery

ENGL 0710B S01 [CRN: 15579]

Traces the relationship between the African American literary tradition and slavery from the antebellum slave narrative to the flowering of historical novels about slavery at the end of the twentieth century. Positions these texts within specific literary, historical, and political frameworks. Authors may include Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Charles Chesnutt, Octavia Butler, and Toni Morrison. DPLL
Term
Fall 2017
Meetings
11:00 - 11:50 Mon, Wed, Fri - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017