English 181A - Fall, 2019

African American Literature to 1900

Class Information

Instructor: Vernon, Matthew
CRN: 63800
Time: MWF 10:00-10:50
Location: 146 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.