English 276lr. The New Negro Renaissance, 1895 - 1930: Graduate Seminar

Instructor: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Monday, 12:00-2:00pm
Enrollment: Limited to 15 students

An exploration of the emergence and development of the African American literary “tradition” from the 18th to the 20th century. Close reading of the canonical texts in the tradition, and their structural relationships are stressed.