Dec 15, 2018  
Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 
Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ISHU 323 - Poetry and the African-American Experience

Students will explore the diverse history of African-American poetry, focusing on intersections between religion, history, and literature, and exploring how interdisciplinary approaches can enhance our understanding of American culture.  Beginning with the work of eighteenth-century writers like Jupiter Hammon and Phillis Wheatley, students will consider the “vernacular traditions” of spirituals and secular music, and later writers including Paul Laurence Dunbar, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, as well as contemporary poets.  (IR)

Credits: 3