English | Topics in Current Literature
W664 | 14396 | Gay
W664 14396 GAY
Topics in Current Literature
9:30a – 12:30p T
TOPIC: AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY AFTER THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT
AUTHORIZATION OF INSTRUCTOR REQUIRED.
In this course we will be considering some of the African-American
poetry that has emerged and is emerging in the wake of the Black
Arts Movement. We will do some work tracing the aesthetic lineage
of contemporary Black poets, and contemplate what, precisely, Black
poetry or African-American poetry means in our contemporary
context. Among the poets we will be reading are Jay Wright, Rita
Dove, Elizabeth Alexander, Carl Phillips, Terrance Hayes and Claudia
Rankine. There will be a final 15-20 pg paper.