Catalogue 2019 - 2020

MAET 568 Literature of the Harlem Renaissance


3 cr.


Enrolled in MAET program, or approval of instructor.

Course Description

This course will engage in a study of African American literature from the early 1900s to the 1930s. Attention will be paid to the origins of the Harlem Renaissance, with particular focus on the political, social, and literary influences. We will address the debates that surrounded the movement, evaluating the Renaissance not only as a literary moment in Black History but also as a social movement that addressed the status and experience of Blacks in America during this time. We will read essays, novels, poetry and short stories from the movement, including but not limited to Du Bois, McKay, Hughes, Hurston, Fauset, and Larsen