Thursday, September 8, 2016
From Slavery to Hip Hop (Fall 2016)
By Kenton Rambsy
This semester, I’m teaching an African American literature survey course. “From Slavery to Hip Hop” focuses on African American literary compositions produced over more than 150 years. We will cover works by a wide range of writers and cultural figures, including Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, Malcolm X, Toni Morrison, and Jay Z.
Students will gain experience analyzing stylistics features of literary texts and making connections between a diverse cast of black artists. We will compile metadata on various black writers in order to produce thematic data visualizations, literary timelines, and a list of key terms, pinpointing intellectual and cultural components of African American literary art.
• Greatest Beefs (Fall 2016)
• Geo-coding black short stories & Jay Z -- Spring 2016 courses at UT