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ABC (0101) 311 - The Harlem Renaissance from New York to Paris

Credits: 3.00

Students will examine literary, visual, and musical texts from the period of the Harlem Renaissance and Negritude Movement that originated in Paris and helped define African American identity. Students will explore the social, cultural, and discursive forces at work, and the global impact on Black artistic innovation.


Repeatable: No Grade Type: Regular or Pass/Fail
Free Note: Cross-listed with ENG-311

Course Learning Goals: Students will be able to:

  1.     Describe the literary themes of the period of The Harlem Renaissance and Negritude Movement from the period of 1910s-1950
  2.     Identify major authors and works in the period
  3.     Articulate the broader social, political, and economic contexts of African American and African Diaspora writing
  4.     Understand how and why Black writers turn to different genres, including poetry, the novel, the essay, drama, and the short story
  5.     Develop close-reading skills for literary texts and musical lyrics