English 181A - Winter, 2018

African American Literature to 1900

Class Information

Instructor: Vernon, Matthew
CRN: 74426
Time: TR 3:10-4:30
Location: 106 Olson


This class will provide a background to the construction of blackness in the West as a critical antecedent to the canon of early African-American literature. From there we will move to a more traditional account of African-American responses to that legacy and the ways in which the foundational work done by these writers laid the groundwork for contemporary debates about the nature of African-American letters.