Course Description

"Examines some of the major poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction (autobiography and essay) of one of the most celebrated African American and American arts movements: The Harlem Renaissance. An extension of post-slavery identity for African Americans, the Harlem Renaissance emerged from the intersection of rural and urban; traditional and modern; nationalistic and cosmopolitan; and black and white. Students pay particular attention to migration; inter- and intra-racial relations; the interplay of race, gender, class, and sexuality; and the phenomenon of passing. In addition, although the primary focus is on written texts, students also explore the influence of music (jazz and blues) and visual art on the literature and culture of the period."


This course is available for undergraduate credit. Students must possess a high school diploma and must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.
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