• Spring 2013 : African American Studies 152F Neo-Slave Narratives

    152F. Neo-Slave Narratives. (3) Three hours of lecture per week. This course explores African American fiction written during the 1970s and 1980s that attempt to re-present the ur-text of African American literature--and/or to represent for contemporary readers the lives of African slaves in the United States. In what ways do these authors imagine the experience and effects of slavery from their vantage point a century after emancipation, and with the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements shaping the context of their writing?