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Fall 2018-2019
* AAS 230 / ENG 231 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Topics in African American Studies - The Fire This Time - Reading James Baldwin

Eddie S. Glaude

This course examines the selected non-fiction writings of one of America's most influential essayists and public intellectuals: James Baldwin. Attention will be given to his views on ethics, art, and politics - with particular consideration given to his critical reflections on race and democracy.

Sample reading list:
James Baldwin, Collected Essays (Library of America) CE
James Baldwin, The Evidence of Things Not Seen
James Baldwin, The Last Interview and Other Conversations
Randall Keenan and James Baldwin, The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
The requirements for the course are regular attendance in lectures, active and consistent participation in discussions and two papers. A 5-8 page paper due at mid-term, and a 10-12 page final paper due on Dean's Date.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 40%
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Website:  http://www.aas.princeton.edu

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20342 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Stanhope Hall   101   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed