ENGL 009X. First-Year Seminar: Plays and Playwrights of Black America

(Cross-listed as THEA 009C) 
What's race got to do with the theater? This first-year seminar introduces students to the field of black American drama and performance from the era of slavery to the contemporary period, emphasizing the interplay of cultural heritage, historical events, literary movements, and theatrical production. The stage works of Amiri Baraka, William Wells Brown, Lorraine Hansberry, Pauline Hopkins, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Suzan-Lori Parks, and August Wilson, among others, are brought together to discuss their respective writers' activity and influence.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Eligible for BLST

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