Brief Encounters: Short Fiction by African American Women|
African American women writers have produced short fiction that stands as some of the most gripping, incisive, illuminating works of American literature. Our course will chart the development, potential, and power of short fiction by writers such as Frances Harper, Ruth Todd, Pauline Hopkins, Angelina Grimke, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Jessie Fauset, Dorothy West, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Childress, Marita Bonner, Alice Walker, and Toni Cade Bambara. We will discuss the short story genre, the evolution of the form, and the influence that pivotal literary and historical moments have had on the writers and their works.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four 3-4 page essays that will include productive revisions, several 1-2 page writing assignments, and a final paper.
|Instructor(s): Brown,Lois Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK115; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|