This course name and description ONLY applies to academic year 2021-2022

ENGL 13186-18: Introduction to African American Literature

Instructor: Chante Mouton-Kinyon

A study of Black American literature from the Harlem Renaissance to the present, this course will focus on emerging and diverging traditions of writing by African Americans. We shall also investigate the changing forms and contexts of ‘racial representation’ in the United States. In addition to primary texts, the course will also engage critical responses to these works. Potential texts for the course include: Richard Wright, Native Son; Amiri Baraka Dutchman and the Slave; Toni Cade Bambara, The Salt Eaters; Octavia Butler, Kindred; Charles Johnson, Oxherding Tale; Edward P. Jones, The Known World.