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Black Power and the Modern Narrative of Slavery
ENGL 324
Fall 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 324, AMST 334

The historical moment immediately after the Civil Rights and Black Power movements saw an explosion of African American writing about slavery. In the past half-century, black writers wrote award-winning novels that gave unprecedented attention to the intricacies of the life of people who are enslaved and to slavery as a system that they suggested could help us better understand late-20th-century American culture. We will read some of the most important works written by contemporary African American writers to see how and why they transformed the first autobiographical form for black writers--the slave narrative--into a fictional form that has served them as they dissect their own cultural moment.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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