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Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers
AFAM 230
Fall 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENGL 231, AMST 282

Nineteenth-century African American women writers crafted bold, nuanced, and insightful works of literature and sophisticated narrative critiques of literature, culture, and history. Our discussions will focus on how writers such as Julia Collins, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Charlotte Forten, Frances Harper, Pauline Hopkins, Susan Paul, Nancy Prince, and Maria Stewart shaped the early African American literary canon. We will consider how these writers imagined or re-presented African American identity and presence and how they addressed emerging new American identities and histories. We will also consider how these writers attended to and complicated the tensions between "sentimental" idealism and political pragmatism, restrictive domesticity and dangerous autonomy, and passionless femininity and expressed sexuality.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AFAM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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