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ENG259 - Contemporary African American Literature


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T. Pickens

Course Long Title

Contemporary African American Literature

Cross Listed Courses


This course introduces students to contemporary African American literature. They explore literature written after 1975, considering a range of patterns and literary techniques as well as consistent themes and motifs. Students read a mix of canonical and less well-known authors. This course requires a nuanced, complicated discussion about what encompasses the contemporary African American literary tradition. Prerequisites(s): one 100-level English course. Recommended background: course work in American studies, Africana, or English.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(English: Post-1800), (English: R, E, DL)

INDS Program Relationship

IDAM - AMST Program

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Offering Frequency

Normally offered every year