This course examines the tremendous volume of literary, artistic, and cultural expression by African-Americans between WWI and approximately 1940 and will explore the evolution of American racial reasoning, Afro-orientalism and class conflict. Based in New York but felt internationally, the Harlem Renaissance is roundly viewed as a period of literary and cultural rebirth for African-Americans and of emerging black modernism. Readings may include W.E.B. DuBois, James Weldon Johnson, Jessie Fauset, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Nella Larsen, Jean Toomer, Countee Cullen, Marcus Garvey, Arthur Schomburg, Alain Locke, Zora Neale Hurston, George Schuyler, Sterling Brown, Wallace Thurman, Helene Johnson and others. 


4 sh

Course Types

Expression; Literature; Advanced Studies; African and African-American Studies Elective

Previous Course Number

ENG 329

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