ENGL 220(F,S) Introduction to African-American Writing (Same as American Studies 220)*

This course will examine texts by some of the most influential African-American writers, analyzing the common themes and narrative strategies that constitute what may be defined as an African-American literary tradition. Authors to be considered may include Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and Ishmael Reed. Format: discussion/seminar. Requirements: a series of quizzes, three short papers, and possibly a final exam. Prerequisites: a 100-level English course, except 150. Enrollment limit: 35 (expected: 35). (Post-1900)

Hour: First Semester: CHAKKALAKAL Second Semester: D. L. SMITH