Postgraduate Course: Black American Fiction (ENLI11158)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will provide a thorough introduction to African American fiction, from the nineteenth-century to the present day. All texts will be studied in both their socio-historical and theoretical contexts, and distinctive narrative patterns will be evaluated. Key areas of 'cultural' interest - including the "Harlem Renaissance" (1920's/30), the "Black Aesthetic" movement (1960's/70) - will be considered alongside broader social and political events: slavery and its abolition, post-Civil War "Reconstruction", segregation and "Jim Crow", Panafricanism, the Civil Rights Movement and others. Although the primary texts are all narrative prose fiction, we will also read poetry and non-fictional prose as supporting material.
*This course is taught jointly with undergraduate students and consequently postgraduate places are limited
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Students should be able to give a coherent account of the distinctive stylistic attributes of some black American fiction, and to be able to historicize these.
Students should be able to explain and employ key theoretical approaches which have been specifically applied to black American fiction.
Students should be able to account for the various formal innovations in black American fiction, and to relate them to broader American literature and culture.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Jointly taught with undergraduate students (ENLI10341)
|Course organiser||Dr Keith Hughes
Tel: (0131 6)50 3048
|Course secretary||Miss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030