— ENGL 382 (3)
Study of literature, organized historically—whether slave narrative, essay, poetry, novel, short story, play, sermon, or song—produced by writers of African descent in the United States. Selected authors may include Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, Paul Dunbar, Zora Hurston, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lorraine Hansberry, Toni Cade Bambara, and Toni Morrison. There will also be selections from the vernacular tradition of spirituals, the blues, jazz, sermons, and prayers. Prerequisites: 6 credit hours in ENGL.
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