CLT 523: AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
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CLT 523:       AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE

History of African American literature; Slavery and racism; African-American folklore; Movements relevant to African-American literature: The Harlem renaissance, the Negritude movement, Black or cultural nationalism, the Black Arts Movement, African American Feminist movement; African-American literature as literature of social and political resistance; Major concerns will include resistance against slavery and racial oppression, psychological aspects of the African-American experience in literature; African American women and images of women in African-American literature and contemporary trends in African-American literature; The major genres of African-American literature will be examined: prose fiction, drama and poetry; African-American literature as a celebratory literature; Contemporary trends in African-American literature.