English 133A

African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2011 Wagner, Bryan
Wagner, Bryan
MW 4-5:30 242 Dwinelle

Other Readings and Media

Wheatley, P.: Poems on Various Subjects; Equiano, O.: Interesting Narrative; Walker, D.: Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World; Wilson, H.: Our Nig; Douglass, F.: Narrative of the Life; Jacobs, H.: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Harper, F.: Iola Leroy; Dunbar, P.: Lyrics of Lowly Life; Chesnutt, C.: The Marrow of Tradition; Du Bois, W. E. B.: The Souls of Black Folk


A survey of major African American writers in the context of slavery and its immediate aftermath. There will be a midterm, two essays, and a final exam.

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