African American Lit.  371/1A

Time: 15:00-15:15 p.m Classroom # 4089

 

 

Syllabus

 

 

Weeks

Dates

Description

 

 M-W 20-22/1

 General introduction

 

 M  27/1

The Literature of Slavery & Freedom  (1746-1865)

 

 W 29/1

Frederick Doughlas  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Doughlas, an American Slave

 

 

Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave  (186-198]

 

 

Harriet Jacobs  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl  

 

 

 

 

 

Literature of the Reconstruction to the New Negro Renaissance  (1865-1919)

 

 

Booker T. Washington  Up From Slavery  (pp.548-49) From Ch. I  till the end p.579

 

 

W.E.B. Du Bois  (p.679-683); "Of Mr. Booker T. Washington"  (p.694-702);  "The Damnation of Women"  (p.760-771)

 

 

 Mid-Term

 

 

Cont.  Du Bois "The Damnation of Women"

 

 

 Harlem Renaissance  (1919-1940)

 

 

 Zora Neale Hurston  "Sweat"  (pp.1032-40); "How It Feels to be Colored Me" (p.1040-42)

 

 

Langston Hughes "The Weary blues",    "I, Too"    (p.1307-8)   

 

 

Hughes "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain" (pp.1320-24) 

 

 

Realism, Naturalism, Modernism (1940-1960)

 

 

 Strange Fruit  (online)

 

 

 Richard Wright  "The Ethics of Living Jim Crow, an Autobiographical Sketch"  (pp.132-140) 

 

 

The Black Arts Era  (1960-1975)

 

 

Malcolm X (565-587)

 

 

 Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream"  (69-72)

 

 

Lorraine Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun  (470-530)

 

 

 

 

 

The Contemporary Period 

 

 

Toni Morrison Beloved 

 

 

Alice Walker  The Color Purple

 

 

Historical Timeline

 

 Thu. 30/4

 Last Day of classes

 

 

 

 

 

Tues. 12/5

  Final Exam  15:00- 17:00  p.m.  (Good Luck :) )