English 133T

Topics in African American Literature and Culture: Humor and the Neo-Slave Narrative

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Session Course Areas
1 Summer 2020 Catchings, Alex
TWTh 1-3:30 A


A course exploring how the 19th-century slave narrative was reworked in the 20th century by novelists Ishmael Reed, Charles Johnson, and Paul Beatty into a humorous (or at least tragicomic) critique of American race relations after the 1960s.

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