LIT 276-IH2 - Harlem Renaissance

This Intellectual History course surveys African American Literature written during the Harlem Renaissance as a way of examining the confluence of forces that created the New Negro at the beginning of the 20th century. It is your inquiry into the world view of Africana people living and writing during this historic period. The literature of the Harlem Renaissance represents several major Africana-based artistic movements worldwide. Beginning with the authoritative text of The New Negro, (edited by Alain Locke) discussion, writing and panel presentation assignments center on the work of Marcus Garvey, Jean Toomer, Katherine Dunham, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Dubois, Georgia W. Johnson and others. The “Rent Party” simulating a Harlem “Dark Tower” soiree and the analytical research essay tests the student’s knowledge of the overall course. Class Notes: 3 seats open to upper level students, remaining open to Sophomores only until the Open Enrollment period. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Earned credit or concurrent enrollment in HMST 101.
Fulfills IH-2, LIT, or HMST elective
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