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    University of Virginia
  Jan 18, 2018
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