AFST 3247 Literature of the African Diaspora

3 hours; 3 credits

Prose, poetry, drama, and film by black writers in Africa, the Americas, and Europe. Engagements with Western literary traditions and traditional oral literatures, folklore and music. Commonalities in style and theme. Major literary movements. Gender, nationality and transnationalism as constructed and interrogated boundaries, identities, and affiliations. (Not open to students who have completed Core Curriculum 3110.) 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Satisfies Pathways College Option requirement. Starting Fall 2019 qualifies as an Inter-Cultural Competency (ICC) course for Pathways College Option purposes.

Prerequisite: English 1010 or permission of the department and junior standing.


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