ENGL 068. Black Culture in a “Post-Soul” Era
Since the 1970s, younger generations of African American writers, artists, and intellectuals have struggled over the meaning of Blackness in the wake of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements that preceded them. Supported by a handful of historical and critical studies, we will examine how black novelists, playwrights, and poets in the ‘post-soul’ era have dealt with a complex of shifting and interconnected concerns, including the imperatives of racial representation in a society increasingly driven by mass consumption and global media, the contentious discourses of sexual politics, and the polarization of classes within Black America.
Eligible for BLST
Spring 2018. Foy.
Spring 2019. Foy.
Spring 2020. Foy.
Catalog chapter: English Literature
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/english-literature