English 190

Research Seminar: Harlem Renaissance


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
5 Spring 2018 Wagner, Bryan
MW 5-6:30 note new location: 285 Cory

Book List

Johnson, James Weldon: Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man; Larsen, Nella: Passing; Lewis, David Levering: When Harlem Was in Vogue; McKay, Claude: Home to Harlem; Toomer, Jean: Cane

Other Readings and Media

Other materials will be made available in PDF format.

Description

The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural and intellectual movement of black artists and writers in the 1920s. Centered in the Harlem neighborhood in Manhattan, the movement extended outward through international collaboration that reached to Havana, Dakar, Moscow, and Marseilles. We will be reading works by writers including W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, and Claude McKay as well as relevant history, theory, and criticism. Weekly writing, one long essay, midterm and final exam.

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