English 133A

Upper Division Coursework: African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2006 Wagner, Bryan
Wagner, Bryan
TTh 3:30-5 221 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Phillis Wheatley: Complete Writings; Olaudah Equiano: The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings; Thomas Gray: Confessions of Nat Turner; David Walker: Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World; Frederick Douglass: Narrative of the Life; Harriet Wilson: Our Nig; Harriet Jacobs: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Frances Harper: Iola Leroy; Booker T. Washington: Up from Slavery; Charles Chesnutt: Marrow of Tradition; Paul Laurence Dunbar: Lyrics of Lowly Life


A survey of major black writers in the context of slavery and its immediate aftermath. There will be weekly writing, a midterm, one essay, and a final exam.

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