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Studies in Modernism


Topics vary.

Read major texts of the Harlem Renaissance and explore issues of race, gender, sexuality, migration, & diaspora that shaped this formative moment in twentieth century literature. We will read poetry, fiction, essays, and plays by W. E. B. DuBois, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, Claude McKay, and others, situating their work in the context of developments in modern art, music, sociology, psychology, and print culture.

Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric distribution requirement. Counts toward the English Major, the Africana Studies Major, andthe Ethnic Studies Interdisciplinary Minor Africana Track.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Literature distribution requirement.


(Offered Fall 2015.)