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African American Fiction

4 sem. hrs. Analyzes the possibility of viewing fiction by African Americans as constitutive of a distinctive genre of literature. Highlights certain repeated themes and rhetorical patterns found in fiction by African Americans, but asks if race itself is what finally determines the makeup of the genre. Authors include Douglass, Baldwin, Ellison, Washington, Wright, and others.

Course details

  • Course number: ENGL-176
  • Credits: 4.00
  • Academic Level: Undergraduate
  • Currently Offered: Yes
  • Course Type: Lecture


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