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Fall 2013-2014
* AAS 365 / REL 362 / ENG 394 (LA)  

Migration and the Literary Imagination

Wallace D. Best

This course will explore the various meanings of The Great Migration and mobility found in 20th century African American literature. Through careful historical and literary analysis, we will examine the significant impact migration has had on African American writers and the ways it has framed their literary representations of modern black life.

Sample reading list:
Richard Wright, Black Boy
Farah Jasmine Griffin, Who Set You Flowin'?
James Baldwin, Go Tell It On The Mountain
Lawrence Rodgers, Canaan Bound: The African American Migration Novel
Davian Baldwin, Chicago's New Negroes
Toni Morrison, Jazz
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly 1-2 page response papers; a short essay (5 pages); a class presentation; and a final essay.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%

Reserved Seats:
Juniors Only 7
Seniors Only 6

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20456 S01 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W   Stanhope Hall   201   Enrolled:9 Limit:20