Jul 22, 2024  
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ISHU 3230 - 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. 

Credits: 3