Undergraduate Course: African American Modernism (ENLI10303)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course focuses on early 20th-Century African American writing, and the ways in which this writing interacted with other cultural forms, and with the broader currents in 'Modernism'.
The vast array of intellectual ideas and cultural practices which have been gathered under the name of 'the Harlem Renaissance' (roughly 1920-1940) will provide a core amount of materials, but earlier and later works will also be studied.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||A MINIMUM of three college/university level literature courses at grade B or above (should include no more than one introductory level literature course). Related courses such as civilisation or creative writing are not considered for admissions to this course.
Applicants should also note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission. In making admissions decisions preference will be given to students who achieve above the minimum requirement with the typical visiting student admitted to this course having three to four literature classes at grade A.
Course Delivery Information
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| Enhanced critical thinking around a specific area of study. Ability to formulate comparative literacy/cultural arguments.
Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the particular cultural parameters of African American literary modernism
Students will be able to identify key developments in a variety of literary genres
Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to contextualise African American modernism within the broader field of literary modernism
|Course organiser||Dr Keith Hughes
Tel: (0131 6)50 3048
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Mason
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618