Schedule

CLASS SCHEDULE
[Schedule subject to change. Any modifications will be announced in class.]

 

TUE JAN 13:   Introductions

 

THU JAN 15:   What is the African American literary tradition?

Read                  MITCHELL:  pp. 368-400 – Toni Morrison, “Unspeakable Things Unspoken:  The Afro-American Presence in American Literature”

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TUE JAN 20:    Their Eyes Were Watching God  

Read                     HURSTON:  pp. ix-50

                              MITCHELL:  pp. 21-31 – Alain Locke, “The New Negro”                             

 

THU JAN 22:   Their Eyes Were Watching God

Read                    HURSTON:  pp. 51-99 

                      MITCHELL: pp. 51-59 – George S. Schuyler, “The Negro-Art Hokum;” Langston Hughes, “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain                                                                               

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TUE JAN 27:    Their Eyes Were Watching God

Read                    HURSTON:  pp. 100-153

                              MITCHELL:  pp. 60-68 – W.E.B. DuBois, “Criteria of Negro Art” 

 

THU JAN 29:   Their Eyes Were Watching God

Read                    HURSTON:  pp. 154-193                               

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TUE FEB 3:     A Different Drummer

Read                  KELLEY:  pp. xi-47 

                          MITCHELL: pp. 97-106 – Richard Wright, “Blueprint for Negro Writing”

 

DUE                   RESPONSE #1 – Hurston

 

 

THU FEB 5:     A Different Drummer

Read                  KELLEY:  pp. 48-115  

                            MITCHELL:  pp. 134-148 – Ralph Ellison, “Twentieth-Century Fiction and the Black Mask of Humanity”                                         

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TUE FEB 10:    A Different Drummer

Read                   KELLEY:  pp. 116-150

                             MITCHELL:  pp. 184-206 – Larry Neal, “The Black Arts Movement;” Hoyt W. Fuller, “Toward a Black Aesthetic”

                               

THU FEB 12:    A Different Drummer

Read                   KELLEY:  pp. 151-205

 

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TUE FEB 17:         Song of Solomon    

Read                        MORRISON:  pp. xi-55

                                 MITCHELL:  pp. 235-255 – Henry Louis Gates, Jr., “Preface to Blackness:  Text and Pretext”

 

DUE                      RESPONSE #2 – Kelley

                       

THU FEB 19:       Song of Solomon    

Read                        MORRISON:  pp. 56-112

                                  MITCHELL:  pp. 348-359 – Barbara Christian, “The Race for Theory”                       

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TUE FEB 24:         Song of Solomon   

Read                        MORRISON:  pp. 113-186

                                 MITCHELL:  pp. 410-427 – Barbara Smith, “Toward a Black Feminist Criticism”                              

 

THU FEB 26:          Song of Solomon

Read                          MORRISON:  pp.  187-258

                                    MITCHELL:  pp. 454-481 – Hortense Spillers, “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe:  An American Grammar Book”                                        

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TUE MAR 3:            Song of Solomon

Read                          MORRISON:  pp. 259-337                                     

 

THU MAR 5:         Brother, I’m Dying

Read                         DANTICAT:  pp. 3-75                                               

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TUE MAR 10:       MIDTERM STUDY SESSION – IN-CLASS

DUE                       RESPONSE #3 – Morrison

             

 

THU MAR 12:      MIDTERM (bring bluebooks)                                                     _____________________________________________________________

 

TUE MAR 17:   SPRING BREAK – NO CLASS                             

 

THU MAR 19:   SPRING BREAK – NO CLASS                      

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TUE MAR 24:      Brother, I’m Dying

Read                      DANTICAT: pp. 76-144            

 

THU MAR 26:      Brother, I’m Dying

Read                        DANTICAT:  pp. 145-213                              

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TUE MAR 31:         Brother, I’m Dying     

Read                          DANTICAT:  pp. 214-269

 

THU APR 2:            NO CLASS _____________________________________________________________

 

TUE APR 7 :            The White Boy Shuffle    

Read                          BEATTY:  pp. 1-58

DUE                         RESPONSE #4 – Danticat                                 

 

THU APR 9:           The White Boy Shuffle

Read                         BEATTY:  pp. 59-111

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TUE APR 14:           The White Boy Shuffle

Read                           BEATTY:  pp. 112-164

 

THU APR 16:          The White Boy Shuffle

Read                           BEATTY:   pp. 165-226

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TUE APR 21:            GROUP PRESENTATIONS

DUE                           RESPONSE #5 – Beatty

 

THU APR 23:           GROUP PRESENTATIONS

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TUE APR 28:            GROUP PRESENTATIONS

 

THU APR 30:           GROUP PRESENTATIONS

                             Course Wrap-Up and Final Thoughts

 

 

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