ENGL 062. Classic Black Autobiography

A survey of twentieth-century Black autobiography, emphasizing the significance of the autobiography as an act of representation, not simply a document of experience. What strategies do Black narrators like Du Bois, Wright, Hurston, Dunham, Baldwin, Lorde, and Malcolm X employ to represent themselves, and how? How do their textual strategies and contextual concerns change from the Jim Crow regime into the post-Civil Rights era?
20th/21st c.
1 credit.
Eligible for BLST.
Fall 2021. Foy.
Spring 2024. Foy.
Catalog chapter: English Literature  
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