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African American Literary Activism: Wheatley - Jacobs
ENGL 220
Fall 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 225, AMST 251

This course considers the ways in which writers of African descent in America deployed literary forms as activist texts. We will contextualize works of poetry, drama, fiction, and letters in relation to key historical events such as the Revolutionary War and Civil War and also in relation to political, cultural, and social issues such as women's rights, equal education efforts, and abolition and antislavery work. We will discuss the ways in which literary forms become substantial public documents that illuminate, preserve, and historicize the power and presence of individuals and communities embroiled in the work of social and political change.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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