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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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ENGL 337 African American Literature I: Slave Narrative & Early African American Literary Tradition (1)

This course is a study of origins of African American literary and vernacular tradition. Formal and Thematic analysis of this tradition in 18th century and Antebellum America (with some examination of Britain). A goal is to understand the influence of this tradition on form and focus on contemporary African American Writers.

Prerequisite: Previous 100- or 200- level English course.

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Makau