English 133A

African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2016 Wagner, Bryan
TTh 3:30-5 247 Dwinelle

Book List

Chesnutt, Charles W.: Conjure Tales and Other Stories of the Color Line; Chesnutt, Charles W.: The Marrow of Tradition; Douglass, Frederick: The Portable Frederick Douglass; Du Bois, W. E. B.: The Souls of Black Folk; Equiano, Olaudah: The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings; Harper, Frances E. W.: Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted; Hopkins, Pauline E.: Of One Blood; or, the Hidden Self; Jacobs, Harriet: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Walker, David: Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World; Wheatley, Phillis: Complete Writings


A survey of major works by African American writers. Themes in the course include law and violence, freedom and deliverance, culture and commerce, passing and racial impersonation.

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