First Class

Welcome to CES 331/ENGL 321: Introduction African American literature. This semester we will begin to explore the foundations, development, innovations, implications, and possibilities of an African American literary tradition. We will begin our first class by posing the questions: What is African American literature? Where does it fit within our notions of what American literature is? And, what purpose(s) has African American literature served, and what purpose(s) does it continue to serve today?

We will also go over the administrative aspects of the course by going over the syllabus, reviewing course requirements and policies, discussing the expectations for the semester, and doing general introductions. Let’s get started…

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