2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
    Aug 19, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog
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AFCA 285 - Black Writers and the Allure of Paris


Experiential Learning (EXP): Yes
Credits: 4

During two weeks on campus and two in Paris, students are immersed in the literary works of African American writers of the Harlem Renaissance through the mid-20th century, reading work by writers like Jessie Fauset, Gwendolyn Bennett, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Richard Wright, and Chester Himes. In preparation for traveling to Paris, the site that represented new and promising possibilities for cultural exploration and artistic inspiration, we study how these literary texts examine the modern reality of racial identity. We also assess the significance of Paris as a site of cultural production and as a site of representation for early- to mid-20th century African American writers. Lena Hill and Michael Hill.




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