Spring 2021 catalog is now live!

To determine if a course is remote, hybrid, or in-person use the catalog search tool to narrow results. Otherwise, when browsing courses, the section indicates teaching mode:

R = Remote
H = Hybrid
0 = In-person

Teaching modes (remote, hybrid, in-person) are subject to change at any point. Please pay close attention when registering. Depending on the timing of a teaching mode change, faculty also may be in contact with students.

ENGL 129
Twentieth-Century Black Poets Fall 2020
Division I
Cross-listed ENGL 129 / AFR 129

Class Details

From Langston Hughes to contemporary poets such as Angela Jackson and Claudia Rankine, African American poets have been preoccupied with the relations of poetry to other traditions. Vernacular speech, English poetry, jazz and other musical forms, folk humor, and African mythology have all been seen as essential sources for black poetry. This course will survey major poets such as Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, Countee Cullen, Robert Hayden, Gwendolyn Brooks, Amiri Baraka, Jackson, and Yusef Komunyakaa, reading their poems and their essays and interviews about poetic craft. We will ask how black poetry has been defined and whether there is a single black poetic tradition or several.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 14
Expected: 14
Class#: 2268
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: several short papers, a 15-page final paper
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-year students who have not taken or placed out of a 100-level ENGL course
Distributions: Division I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENGL 129 Division I AFR 129 Division II
Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives

Class Grid

Updated 9:48 pm ET

Course Catalog Search


(searches Title and Course Description only)
TERM




TEACHING MODE
SUBJECT
DIVISION



DISTRIBUTION



ENROLLMENT LIMIT
COURSE TYPE
Start Time
End Time
Day(s)