English and American Literature S-176
Modern African-American and American Ethnic Literature4 units
11 am-12 noon
Close readings of selected works (autobiography, fiction, drama, and poetry) from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Texts to be discussed include Abraham Cahan, Yekl; Hamilton Holt, The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans As Told by Themselves; Gertrude Stein, Three Lives; Mary Antin, The Promised Land; James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man; Jean Toomer, Cane; Eugene O'Neill, The Emperor Jones and All God's Chillun Got Wings; Langston Hughes, Mulatto; Henry Roth, Call It Sleep; Jerre Mangione, Mount Allegro; Amiri Baraka, Dutchman and selected poetry and prose; Richard Rodriguez, Hunger of Memory; Lawson Fusao Inada, Legends from Camp; Tino Villanueva, Scene from the Movie Giant; Adrienne Kennedy, In One Act; and Maxine Hong Kingston, Tripmaster Monkey.
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