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Senior Seminar
Spring 2013
The Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance, which spanned from approximately 1917 to the mid-1930s,
was a cultural explosion that changed the course of African American literature,
music, art, and intellectual thought. It brought together a wide range of artists and
intellectuals who sought to bear witness to the complexity of the African American
experience during a time in which many avenues to publishing and performing were
owned and controlled by whites. In this seminar, we will focus on the problems of
representation and audience as we study the work and ideas of key figures such as
W. E. B. Du Bois, James Weldon Johnson, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, Georgia
Douglas Johnson, Jessie Redmon Faucet, Langston Hughes, Carl Van Vechten, Zora
Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, and Marcus Garvey. We will also study the work of other
Harlem Renaissance scholars and creative writers as well as painters, sculptors,
musicians, and performing artists from this landmark era to understand the culture in
which they worked and to appreciate their influence on subsequent cultural
movements in the United States and elsewhere.
ENG 461-01
Thursdays 4-6:45
Dr. Daniel Donaghy