English 190

Research Seminar: African American Poetry


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
19 Fall 2010 Wagner, Bryan
Wagner, Bryan
TTh 5-6:30 103 Wheeler

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An introduction to African American poetry and poetics, moving from the eighteenth century to the present. Our reading will include critical essays as well as poems by Lucy Terry, Phillis Wheatley, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Russell Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde, Ed Roberson, Harryette Mullen, and Claudia Rankine. There will be weekly writing, two longer essays, a midterm, and a final group project.

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