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BLST 265: The Harlem Renaissance

several people playing instruments around a piano

Course Description

The intellectual, cultural, and artistic expressions among African Americans from 1912 to 1933, with an emphasis on the literary texts and social history. Same as ENGL 265. General Education: Understanding U.S. Society course; Understanding the Past course.

This course also fulfills the Cultural Production & Analysis major/minor theme requirement.

3 credit hours.

Past Texts Include

Claude McKay, Banjo

Nella Larsen, Passing

Rene Maran, Batouala

Eric Walrond, Tropic Death

George Schuyler, Black No More

James W. Johnson, Diary of an Ex-Coloured Man

Jessie Fauset, Comedy: American Style