African American Literature

PCCUA Course
EH 263 (ENGL 2663)
ACTS Course
ENGL 2663
3 hours


African-American Literature, EH 263 (ENGL 2663), examines the major trends in African-American Literature using historical, political, and social contexts. Students will study works from the Colonial Era to the present. Examples from all literary genres will be included. The literature reflects that African American literature is a product of American literature which includes: Early American Literature (Colonial), Antebellum Literature, American Renaissance, 19th Century, Late 19th Century, 20th Century, Modernism, Postmodern (Contemporary). The African-American literary trends examined include Colonial, Abolition and Reconstruction (Antebellum), Nadir (Late 19th Century and Early 20th Century), Black Renaissance (20th Century); Protest (Modernism), Civil Rights, and Women’s Era (Contemporary).