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Academic Year 2005/2006
Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, and John Wideman
ENGL 222 FA
Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston were major figures in the Harlem Renaissance and beyond. Toni Morrison and John Wideman continue to produce major fiction in the modern era. We will examine these major African
writers and their work, paying particular attention to issues of gender, family, community, sexuality and the literary politics affecting African American writers.
Hughes: COLLECTED POEMS, THE WAYS OF WHITE FOLKS, THE BEST OF SIMPLE
Hurston: STORIES, THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD, SERAPH ON THE SUWANEE
Morrison: THE BLUEST EYE, THE SONG OF SOLOMON, BELOVED
FOR YOU YESTERDAY, BROTHERS AND
KEEPERS, THE CATTLE KILLING
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
There will be two five-page papers and one ten-page paper.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Fulfills the research option requirement for English majors.
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