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CMLT 2610H

Multicultural Black Diaspora Literature (Honors)
Instructor: 
Fall Semester Instructor 1: 
Course Time: 
TR 2:00 - 3:15

T R 09:30 am-10:45 am

Hours: 
3 hours
Spring 2014 Information: 

Imagine a world without hip hop. Imagine a world without jazz, without the blues, without rock and roll. Take away the contribution of African-American music to our culture and what do you get? A world so bland, so boring, it is almost impossible to imagine. The same is true for literature and other domains. Try to imagine twentieth-century American literature without Langston Hughes, without Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Alice Walker, Toni Morison. Again, without this rich contribution, our literature is significantly impoverished. But black literature covers more ground than that. It stretches from Africa to Latin America and the Caribbean to Canada and Europe. This course is an introduction to the literature of African descendants all over the world. We will read representative works--stories, novels, poems, plays, films--and examine such topics  as slavery and the struggle for freedom, colonialism and racism, black cultural identity and black literary aesthetics. 

Fall Semester Information: 
Imagine a world without hip hop. Imagine a world without jazz, without the blues, without rock and roll. Take away the contribution of African-American music to our culture and what do you get? A world so bland, so boring, it is almost impossible to imagine. The same is true for literature and other domains. Try to imagine twentieth-century American literature without Langston Hughes, without Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Alice Walker, Toni Morison. Again, without this rich contribution, our literature is significantly impoverished. But black literature covers more ground than that. It stretches from Africa to Latin America and the Caribbean to Canada and Europe. This course is an introduction to the literature of African descendants all over the world. We will read representative works--stories, novels, poems, plays, films--and examine such topics as slavery and the struggle for freedom, colonialism and racism, black cultural identity and black literary aesthetics.
Course Description: 

The literature of the world-wide dispersion of Africans and people of African descent based on selected representative works of African-American, African-Caribbean, and African literature.

Prerequisite: 
Permission of Honors
Semester course Offered: 
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System: 
A-F (Traditional)
Oasis Title: 
BLACK DIASPORA LIT
 
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