Monday, September 8, 2014

African American Literary Studies @ SIUE (Spring 2015)

We will offer the following African American literature courses in Spring 2015.

Note: Each of the courses fulfills the general education requirements for:
Humanities-Breath; Fine Arts & Humanities; US Cultures-Exp; Intergroup relations

ENG 205: Intro. to African American Texts (MW 12:00 – 1:15 pm) - Professor Tisha Brooks
This survey course is designed to introduce students to a range of African American texts, including poetry, autobiography, short fiction, novels, essays, drama, as well as works from the oral tradition, such as songs, folktales, sermons and speeches.

ENG 205: Intro. to African American Texts (TR 12:30 – 1:45 pm) - Professor Elizabeth Cali
This survey course is designed to introduce you to a range of African American texts and literary traditions from the 18th century through today. Course readings will include poetry, autobiography, short fiction and essays, novels, drama, speeches, and audio and film performances.

ENG 342: Movements in African American Lit. (MW 1:30 – 2:45pm) - Professor Tisha Brooks
The goal of this course is to re-think African Americans as travellers, rather than just as captive or imprisoned bodies. In order to better understand the motivation for and impact of their travel and writing, we will explore travel narratives from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, including excerpted narratives, essays, online magazine and newspaper articles, as well as full-length texts.

ENG 345: Malcolm X and Huey Freeman (TR 9:30 – 10:45 am) - Professor Howard Rambsy II
With Malcolm X and Huey Freeman from the Boondocks as key touchstones, this course will focus on black consciousness in African American literary art and culture. We’ll cover essays, poetry, rap music, and illustrated narratives.

ENG 477: Reading, Analyzing Toni Morrison (TR 3:30 – 4:45 pm) - Professor Elizabeth Cali
As an expansive study of the works of African American author and theorist, Toni Morrison, this class will explore Morrison’s works of literary criticism and theory, nonfiction and personal narrative, and her novels. Course texts include writing from What Moves at the Margin and Playing in the Dark, as well as A Mercy, Sula, Beloved, and more.

African American Literature @ SIUE

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