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ENGL BC3196 Home to Harlem: Literature of the Harlem Renaissance. 4 points.

Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 20 students.

In the spring of 2016, ENGL 3196y will be centered on the relationship between art, activism and social justice as this relationship was developed during the Harlem Renaissance and beyond. Exploring the cultural contexts and aesthetic debates that animated Harlem in 1920s to 1930s, the course will focus on the politics of literary and theatrical production, and explore the fashioning and performance of New Negro identity through fiction, poetry, essays, and artwork, with special attention to theater/performance. This course will partner with Harlem's National Black Theater and work toward an understanding of the relationship between art/literature and socio-political change through the NBT's spring 2016 production of Dominique Morisseau's Blood on the Root, a multi-genre performance piece on racial injustice inspired by the 2006 Jena Six case in Louisiana.

Spring 2019: ENGL BC3196
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENGL 3196 001/01203 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
504 Diana Center
Kristin Carter 4 27/60