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Fall 2019

31AC/1

Literature of American Cultures:
Growing Up Funny

MWF 9-10

America, we are told, is a nation of immigrants—of people from other lands who travel here and “become” American. That's a tall order. But what of those who can never quite belong—the misfits, outliers and strangers in t...(read more)

Saha, Poulomi
Fall 2019

130D/1

American Literature: 1900-1945:
Class, Race, Critique, Rewound

MW 5-6:30

This course is a retrospective or "rewound" survey of American literature and criticism from 1945 to 1900. We'll begin in the 1940s, working our way back in time, not only through key works in prose and poetry, but also through c...(read more)

Leong, Andrew Way
Fall 2019

C136/1

Special Topics:
Harlem Renaissance

TTh 3:30-5

The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement of black artists and writers in the 1920s. Centered in the Harlem neighborhood in Manhattan, the movement extended outward through international collaboration. We will be reading works by writers inclu...(read more)

Wagner, Bryan
Fall 2019

166/9

Special Topics:
New Orleans

TTh 5-6:30

We will be thinking about the culture and history of New Orleans as represented in fiction, folklore, and documentary cinema. We will also engage with the current controversy over monuments and memorialization in the c...(read more)

Wagner, Bryan
Fall 2019

166AC/1

Special Topics in American Cultures:
Race and Revision in Early America

Lectures MW 1-2 in 50 Birge + one hour of discussion section per week in various locations (sec. 101: F 1-2; sec. 102: F 2-3; sec. 103: Th 9-10; sec. 104: Th 10-11; sec. 105: Th 2-3; sec. 106: Th 4-5)

In this course, we will read both historical and literary texts to explore how racial categories came into being in New World cultures, and how these categories were tested, inhabited, and re-imagined by the people they sought to define. Our s...(read more)

Donegan, Kathleen
Fall 2019

190/5

Research Seminar:
The Urban Postcolonial

TTh 11-12:30

An intensive research seminar exploring the relationship between urban landscapes and postcolonial literary cultures. Readings in theories of postcoloniality and diaspora as well as studies in city planning and architecture will accompany...(read more)

Ellis, Nadia
Fall 2019

190/10

Research Seminar:
Inventing Nature and Constructing Race

TTh 3:30-5

Scholars have recently argued that race and nature were "invented" around the turn of the nineteenth century. We'll begin by unpacking their counterintuitive arguments: what does it mean to argue that fundamental conceptual categories...(read more)

McWilliams, Ryan
Spring 2019

133B/1

African American Literature and Culture Since 1917:
African American Fiction

MWF 2-3

This course will examine some major 20th and 21st century African American novels and autobiographies.  This is a vast terrain to cover and so the chosen texts do not adequately represent the diversity and ...(read more)

JanMohamed, Abdul R.
Spring 2019

133T/1

Topics in African American Literature and Culture:
The Novel and the Idea of Black Culture

MWF 11-12

For much of the last century, black writers have crafted modern works of literary art from the materials of black culture—Ralph Ellison and James Weldon Johnson found inspiration in jazz and other musical forms, James Baldwin reworked the bla...(read more)

Best, Stephen M.
Spring 2019

C136/1

Topics in American Studies:
Harlem Renaissance

MW 5-6:30

The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement of black artists and writers in the 1920s. Centered in the Harlem neighborhood in Manhattan, the movement extended outward through international collaboration. We will be reading works by writers inclu...(read more)

Wagner, Bryan
Spring 2019

190/3

Research Seminar:
James / Baldwin

MW 5-6:30

James Baldwin never made a secret of the importance of Henry James to his creative life.  The numerous quotations, echoes, and nods to James sprinkled throughout Baldwin’s writings all but directly invite us to think of James as we read ...(read more)

Best, Stephen M.
Spring 2019

190/9

Research Seminar:
Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

TTh 12:30-2

We will read works by Douglass, Lincoln, their contemporaries, and their modern interpreters, taking up issues of literature, biography, politics, race, gender, and style and also debates about slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction, then and now. ...(read more)

Otter, Samuel
Fall 2018

20/1

Modern British and American Literature:
Reliving the Past: Art and the Historical Imagination

TTh 9:30-11

In 1951, William Faulkner wrote: "The past is never dead. It's not even past." In 2008, Barack Obama invoked Faulkner to discuss the racial inequalities that continue to fracture the American nation, suggesting that we can only allevi...(read more)

Cordes Selbin, Jesse
Fall 2018

133A/1

African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

TTh 2-3:30

This course explores African American literary history from its beginning in the eighteenth century to the turn of the twentieth century, interpreting major works in the context of slavery and its aftermath. We will reflect on the complicated relat...(read more)

Wagner, Bryan
Fall 2018

133T/1

Topics in African American Literature and Culture:
The Art of Black Diaspora -- Do What You Gotta Do

TTh 9:30-11

Just find that dappled dream of yours
Come on back and see me when you can

– "Do What You Gotta Do," Clarence Carter (& Nina Simone & Roberta Flack, et al...)

The black diaspora is, amongs...(read more)

Ellis, Nadia
Fall 2018

174/1

Literature and History:
Culture in the Age of Obama

MWF 12-1

This seminar explores the forms of culture that emerged, or experienced a renaissance, during the presidency of Barack Obama. Starting with Obama's own bildungsroman-like Dreams from My Father, we will then explore such forms as t...(read more)

Saul, Scott
Fall 2018

190/3

Research Seminar:
Representations of Coercion and Resistance in African American Slave, Jim Crow, and Neo-slave Narratives

MW 5-6:30

Within the context of slavery, the Jim Crow version of slavery, and the continuing racism in the U.S., African American literature bears witness to centuries of oppression, coercion, and exploitation; at the same time it documents great tenacity an...(read more)

JanMohamed, Abdul R.
Fall 2018

190/7

Research Seminar:
The Urban Postcolonial

TTh 12:30-2

An intensive research seminar exploring the relationship between urban landscapes and postcolonial literary cultures. Readings in theories of postcoloniality and diaspora as well as studies in city planning and architecture will accompany...(read more)

Ellis, Nadia
Spring 2018

133T/1

Topics in African American Literature and Culture:
The African-American Essay

TTh 2-3:30

Readers have often turned to the essays of James Baldwin, W. E. B. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston (among others) with a mind to better understanding their literary work.  In this course we will consider the African-American essay as...(read more)

Best, Stephen M.
Spring 2018

165/4

Special Topics:
Neo-Slave Narratives

TTh 3:30-5

While this course will focus on neo-slave narratives, we will begin by briefly examining several slave narratives.  The course will explore the similarities and differences between the two groups, asking the following kinds of questions: how d...(read more)

JanMohamed, Abdul R.
Spring 2018

190/5

Research Seminar:
Harlem Renaissance

MW 5-6:30

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 Hava...(read more)

Wagner, Bryan
Spring 2018

250/5

Research Seminar:
Black Abstraction

F 12-3

This course bears a distinct title, Black Abstraction, the strikeout meant to indicate the degree to which the blackness in "black abstraction" remains perennially subject to question.  The course will inquire into the ways in...(read more)

Best, Stephen M.
Fall 2017

24/3

Freshman Seminar:
African American Poetry

Tues. 4-5

We will read, discuss, and write about poems by African American authors including Phillis Wheatley, Frances Harper, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde, Na...(read more)

Wagner, Bryan
Fall 2017

133A/1

African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

TTh 12:30-2

A survey of major works produced in the context of slavery and its aftermath.

...(read more)
Wagner, Bryan
Fall 2017

133T/1

Topics in African American Literature and Culture:
Do What You Gotta Do: The Art of Black Diaspora

MWF 1-2

Just find that dappled dream of yours
Come on back and see me when you can

– Clarence Carter & Nina Simone & Roberta Flack, et al

The black diaspora is, of course and amongst other things, a litera...(read more)

Ellis, Nadia
Fall 2017

C136/1

Topics in American Studies:
New Orleans

TTh 2-3:30

We will consider the representation of New Orleans in four related formats: (1) historical monograph, (2) folklore collection, (3) as-told-to autobiography, and (4) cinematic documentary. Our premise is that New Orleans is stranger than f...(read more)

Wagner, Bryan
Fall 2017

166/3

Special Topics:
Black Science Fiction

TTh 3:30-5

This course addresses two genres—black fiction and science fiction—at their point of intersection, which is sometimes called Afrofuturism. The umbrella term “black fiction” will include texts that issue out of and specu...(read more)

Serpell, C. Namwali
Fall 2017

180L/1

Lyric Verse

TTh 5-6:30 PM

This course will examine the historical trajectory of a very fuzzy category, “lyric,” from its identified origins and early practice in English (anonymous medieval lyrics) to its 20th- and 21st- cent...(read more)

O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
Fall 2017

203/1

Graduate Readings:
Caribbean Literature and Culture

M 9-12

“and either I’m nobody, or I’m a nation.” -Derek Walcott

Walcott’s mongrel regionalism is an apt invitation to consider a field of cultures whose richness comes, at least in part, from its provoking ...(read more)

Ellis, Nadia
Spring 2017

166/3

Special Topics:
Slavery and Conspiracy

MWF 3-4

This is a multidisciplinary seminar on the law and literature of slave conspiracy. We will be reading novels and stories by authors such as Martin Delany and Herman Melville alongside contemporary newspapers, confessions, warrants, witness deposit...(read more)

Wagner, Bryan
Spring 2017

190/2

Research Seminar:
Harlem Renaissance

MW 11-12:30

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 all the way...(read more)

Wagner, Bryan
Fall 2016

133A/1

African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

TTh 3:30-5

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.

...(read more)
Wagner, Bryan
Fall 2016

190/8

Research Seminar:
James / Baldwin

TTh 12:30-2

James Baldwin never made a secret of the importance of Henry James to his creative life.  The numerous quotations, echoes, and nods to James sprinkled throughout Baldwin’s writings all but directly invite us to think of James as we read...(read more)

Best, Stephen M.
Fall 2016

203/2

Graduate Readings:
Early African American Literature

TTh 12:30-2

Major works in the context of slavery and its aftermath. Advance syllabus (read more)

Wagner, Bryan
Fall 2016

250/2

Research Seminar:
Ethnic Modernisms

Tues. 3:30-6:30

This seminar will explore the convergence of modernist and ethnic cultures in twentieth-century America and Europe, placing race and ethnicity in dialogue with the modernist compulsion to "make it new" and the avant-gardist compulsion to...(read more)

Lee, Steven S.
Spring 2016

133B/1

African American Literature and Culture Since 1917:
The African American Essay

TTh 12:30-2

Readers of James Baldwin, W. E. B. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, and Zora Neale Hurston have often turned to these authors' essays with a mind to better understanding their literary work.  In this course we will consider the African American ess...(read more)

Best, Stephen M.
Fall 2015

31AC/1

Literature of American Cultures:
Immigrant Inscriptions

TTh 11-12:30

In this course we will consider a variety of texts—contemporary fiction, classic and new film, journalism, history, and cultural criticism—that help us explore the possibilities for writing the migrant self and experience. The shifting...(read more)

Ellis, Nadia
Fall 2015

190/13

Research Seminar:
Race and Rumors of Race in American Prose

TTh 3:30-5

Race in 2015 is still a taboo topic in many literary conversations.  In Race and Rumors of Race in American Prose we’ll take a look back and a look forward.  We’ll start with Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark: Whi...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Fall 2015

250/3

Research Seminar:
Black + Queer

Thursdays 3:30-6:30

Co-taught by Professors Nadia Ellis (English) and Darieck Scott (African American Studies); African American Studies 240 section 1 is the course number for the latter component of the course.

This graduate seminar surveys the intersections ...(read more)

Ellis, Nadia
Spring 2015

133T/1

Topics in African American Literature and Culture:
Black Internationalism

TTh 3:30-5

Throughout the twentieth century, African American authors used international travel to see beyond the limits of racial discrimination in the U.S.  Traveling abroad allowed these authors to imagine new configurations of race, gender, and clas...(read more)

Lee, Steven S.
Spring 2015

190/7

Research Seminar:
Toni Morrison

TTh 12:30-2

We will read as many of Toni Morrison’s novels as we can in the time we have. Most class meetings will be organized around discussion of the assigned daily reading, though I will intrude with brief lectures when I feel that doing so will hel...(read more)

Breitwieser, Mitchell
Fall 2014

26/1

Introduction to the Study of Poetry

MWF 12-1

This course is designed to develop students’ ability and confidence in reading, analyzing, and understanding poetry. Through the course of the semester, we will read a wide range of modern and contemporary poets, beginning with Walt Whitman ...(read more)

Gardezi, Nilofar
Fall 2014

31AC/1

Literature of American Cultures:
Immigrant Inscriptions

TTh 9:30-11

A few miles from UC Berkeley’s campus, positioned in the San Francisco Bay near Alcatraz, sits Angel Island, site of a California State Park and one-time “processing center” (1910-1940) for migrants crossing the Pacific into the ...(read more)

Ellis, Nadia
Fall 2014

133A/1

African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

TTh 3:30-5

African American expressive culture has been driven by an affinity for the oral; and yet the claim for black humanity has often rested upon an embrace of literacy. In this survey we will attempt to bridge these oral and literary impulses in an exp...(read more)

Best, Stephen M.
Fall 2014

133B/1

African American Literature and Culture\nSince 1917

TTh 2-3:30

An examination of some of the major 20th-century African American novels.

 

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JanMohamed, Abdul R.
Fall 2014

133T/1

Topics in African American Literature and Culture:
The Fiction of Toni Morrison

TTh 9:30-11

A sequential examination of Toni Morrison’s fiction.

 

...(read more)
JanMohamed, Abdul R.
Fall 2014

133T/2

Topics in African American Literature and Culture

This section of English 133T has been canceled.

...(read more)
Ellis, Nadia
Fall 2014

166/3

Special Topics:
Black Science Fiction

TTh 2-3:30

This course considers two specific genres—black fiction and science fiction—to explore how they inflect each other when they blend. Under the umbrella “black,” we include fictions that issue out of and/or purport to describ...(read more)

Serpell, C. Namwali
Fall 2014

190/2

Research Seminar:
Recent African American Literature

MW 3-4:30

A seminar focused on poetry and prose published by African Americans in the last 25 years. One short essay, one group presentation, and one long essay due at the end of the semester.

Please read the paragraph on page 2 of the instructio...(read more)

Wagner, Bryan
Spring 2014

203/4

Graduate Readings:
African American Literature in the Twentieth Century

F 11-2

A survey of major African American writers in the context of social history. 

This course satisfies the Group 5 (20th century) or Group 6 (non-historical)  requirement.

Advance syllabus (read more)

Wagner, Bryan
Spring 2014

246J/1

American Literature, 1855 to 1900

TTh 11-12:30

In a speech delivered on the bicentenary of the ratification of the Constitution, Justice Thurgood Marshall scandalized his audience (and much of the nation) when he proposed that “while the Union survived the civil war, the Constitution did...(read more)

Best, Stephen M.
Summer 2014

N31AC/1

Literature of American Cultures:
Democracy and Division

MTuTh 2-4

The United States Constitution refers to “We, the People,” as if it’s obvious who’s included in – and excluded from – that “we.” In fact, though, the reality has always been much messier. Fights over...(read more)

Mansouri, Leila
Fall 2013

141/1

Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, etc.):
Race, Creative Writing, and Difference

TTh 2-3:30

This course is an inquiry into the ways that race is constructed in literary texts and a look-by-doing at our own practices as people engaged in creative writing.

The purpose of writing in this course is, broadly stated, to engage public la...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Fall 2013

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction:
Traveling, Thinking, Writing

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

Much of American literature has had to do with a sense of motion. Note the journeys, e.g., in the best known texts of Melville and Twain. But note also that Harlemite Langston Hughes’ autobiography, The Big Sea, begins on a boat and...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Fall 2013

180A/1

Autobiography:
American Autobiography: Race, Gender, Culture

TTh 11-12:30

We will take a group of texts--conventional memoir, poetry, painting, photography, and I-focused new media--to explore what American auto/bio/graphy really means.  We will start in the 18th century with Benjamin Franklin and close with a...(read more)

Padilla, Genaro M.
Spring 2013

133T/1

Topics in African American Literature and Culture:
African Diaspora Literature: Conversations in Black

TTh 11-12:30

This course surveys 20th and 21st century texts by black writers in order to explore the making and meaning of African diaspora literature. Through attention to writers' citational practices, including their references to music, religion, visu...(read more)

Ellis, Nadia
Spring 2013

166/1

Special Topics:
African American Literature from Reconstruction to Renaissance

TTh 9:30-11

This course offers an overview of African American literature from Reconstruction through the New Negro (or Harlem) Renaissance. Particular attention will be paid to questions of history, memory, and changing notions of modernity.

...(read more)
Carmody, Todd
Fall 2012

135AC/1

Literature of American Cultures:
Repression and Resistance

TTh 12:30-2

In this course we will analyze representations of repression and resistance in nine novels, three each from the following three cultural groups: Chicanos/Chicanas, African Americans, and Euro-Americans.  We will examine various forms of repre...(read more)

Gonzalez, Marcial
Fall 2012

166/2

Special Topics:
Specters of the Atlantic

TTh 12:30-2

The large scale transportation of Africans to the Americas is a signal fact of modernity in the West. The trouble is that we both do and do not know this. One of the most salient, confounding aspects of life in the Caribbean and the United States,...(read more)

Ellis, Nadia
Fall 2012

250/3

Research Seminars:
Reconstruction

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

“Among the revolutionary processes that transformed the nineteenth-century world, none was so dramatic in its human consequences or far-reaching in its social implications as the abolition of chattel slavery,” the historian Eric Foner ...(read more)

Wagner, Bryan
Spring 2012

133B/1

African American Literature and Culture Since 1917

TTh 3:30-5

A survey of major African American writings in the context of social history. There will be two essays plus a midterm and final exam.

...(read more)
Wagner, Bryan
Wagner, Bryan
Spring 2012

133T/1

Topics in African American Literature and Culture:
Slavery--Theory and Literature

TTh 11-12:30

This course will explore the differences and similarities between the “theory” of slavery and the “experience” of slavery.  Theoretical explorations of slavery will be chosen from the writings of Aristotle, John Locke,...(read more)

JanMohamed, Abdul R.
JanMohamed, Abdul
Spring 2012

143N/3

Prose Nonfiction:
Traveling, Thinking, Writing

TTh 2-3:30

Book List: Students should come to class before buying books. The list will likely include some of the following: Basho’s Back Roads to Far Towns (translated by Cid Corman); Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness; Tete-Mic...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Giscombe, Cecil
Spring 2012

165/2

Special Topics:
Race, Literature, and the Archive

TTh 9:30-11

In this course we will read works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American writing that engage with what we might call extra-literary modes of documenting racial difference. Drawing on insights from comparative media studies and critical race...(read more)

Carmody, Todd
Carmody, Todd
Spring 2012

166AC/1

Special Topics in American Cultures:
Race and Performance

MW 3-4, + discussion sections F 3-4

                "Race is not only real, but also illusory. Not only is it common sense; it is also common...(read more)

Saul, Scott
Saul, Scott
Spring 2012

190/7

Research Seminar:
Literature of Racial Passing

TTh 11-12:30

A passing narrative is an account—fiction or nonfiction—of a person (or group) claiming a racial or ethnic identity that she does not (or they do not) “possess.”  Such narratives speak—directly, indirectly, and v...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Giscombe, Cecil
Fall 2011

133A/1

African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

TTh 11-12:30

African American expressive culture has been driven by an affinity for the oral; and yet the claim for black humanity has often rested upon an embrace of literacy. In this survey we will attempt to bridge these oral and literary impulses in an exp...(read more)

Best, Stephen M.
Best, Stephen
Spring 2011

133A/1

African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

MW 4-5:30

A survey of major African American writers in the context of slavery and its immediate aftermath. There will be a midterm, two essays, and a final exam.

...(read more)
Wagner, Bryan
Wagner, Bryan
Spring 2010

133A/1

African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

TTh 2-3:30

African American expressive culture has been driven by an affinity for the oral; yet the claim for black humanity has often rested upon an assumed connection between literature and literacy. In this survey we will attempt to bridge these oral and lit...(read more) Best, Stephen M.
Best, Stephen
Spring 2010

133T/1

Topics in African American Literature and Culture:
Literature of the African Diaspora

TTh 12:30-2

This course will survey prose of the African diaspora in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will consider the substance and contingencies of expressions of black global commonality and think about the relationship between politics and aesthe...(read more) Ellis, Nadia
Ellis, Nadia
Spring 2010

133T/2

Topics in African American Literature and Culture: Introduction to African American Poetry

MW 4-5:30

An introduction to African American poetry and poetics, moving from the eighteenth century to the present....(read more) Wagner, Bryan
Wagner, Bryan
Spring 2009

133B/1

African American Literature and Culture Since 1917

TTh 2-3:30

A survey of major African American writers in the context of social history. There will be weekly writing, a midterm, two essays, and a final exam....(read more) Wagner, Bryan
Wagner, Bryan
Spring 2009

133T/1

Topics in African American Literature and Culture:
Orality and Black Literature

TTh 12:30-2

African American expressive culture has been driven by an affinity for the oral in the form of sermons, speeches, work songs, slave songs, spirituals, and the blues; yet the claim for black humanity has often rested upon an assumed connection between ...(read more) Best, Stephen M.
Best, Stephen
Fall 2008

133A/1

A.A. Literature:
African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

MWF 2-3

A survey of major African American writers in the context of slavery and its immediate aftermath. There will be weekly writing, a midterm, two essays, and a final exam....(read more) Wagner, Bryan
Wagner, Bryan
Fall 2007

133B/1

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African American Literature and Culture Since 1917

TTh 9:30-11

An examination of some of the major 20 th-century African American novels. ...(read more) JanMohamed, Abdul R.
JanMohamed, Abdul
Spring 2007

133T/1

Junior Coursework:
Topics in African American Literature and Culture: Toni Morrison

TTh 2-3:30

An examination of the development of various themes in Toni Morrison's fiction and the aesthetic rendition of these themes. ...(read more) JanMohamed, Abdul R.
JanMohamed, Abdul
Fall 2006

133A/1

Upper Division Coursework:
African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

TTh 3:30-5

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. ...(read more) Wagner, Bryan
Wagner, Bryan
Spring 2006

133B/1

Upper Division Coursework:
"African-American Literature and Culture Since 1917:

20th-Century African-American Fiction"

MWF 2-3

"An examination of some of the major African-American novels of the second half of the 20th Century.



Each student will be required to write two papers (between 1250 and 1500 words each) and to take a final exam (which will either be a r...(read more)
JanMohamed, Abdul R.
JanMohamed, Abdul
Spring 2006

133T/1

Upper Division Coursework:
Topics in African American Literature and Culture: Black Writers in the Americas

TTh 2-3:30

This introductory course examines eighteenth- , nineteenth- , and early twentieth-century literature written by black writers. The course is less a historical survey of African American literature than an extended engagement with questions of black le...(read more) Hartman, Saidiya V.
Hartman, Saidiya
Fall 2005

133A/1

Upper Division Coursework:
African American Literature and Culture Before 1917

TTh 2-3:30

"African American expressive culture has been driven by an affinity for the oral in the form of sermons, speeches, work songs, slave songs, spirituals, and the blues. At the same time, African American literary culture has displayed a manifest propens...(read more) Best, Stephen M.
Best, Stephen
Spring 2005

133B/1

Upper Division Coursework:
African American Literature and Culture Since 1917: Voice/s of Autobiography

MWF 2-3

"This course attempts to read identity politics through the lens of autobiography that has become, to quote Roland Barthes ""an exchange, an interpenetration"" where ""the writers themselves practice criticism [and] their work articulates the conditio...(read more) Nanda, Aparajita
Spring 2005

133T/1

Upper Division Coursework:
Topics in African American Literature and Culture

TTh 11-12:30

For more information on this class, please email the professor at saidiyah@berkeley.edu. ...(read more) Hartman, Saidiya V.
Hartman, Saidiya