Units of Study

ENGL3706 - African American Literature

Semester 1, 2018  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Sarah Gleeson-White
Phone: +61 2 9351 6853
Email: sarah.gleeson-white@sydney.edu.au


We examine a range of African American-authored texts, including films, from the 18th century to the present to consider the relationship of race and writing, and the ways African American cultural expression contributes to and interrogates American cultural history. Issues covered include enslavement and freedom, and segregation and Civil Rights.


1x 1000wd Close-reading exercise (30%), 1x 500wd Essay Plan (20%), 1x 3000wd Essay (50%)


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week


12 credit points at 2000 level in Australian literature or 12 credit points at 2000 level in English Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm





Seminar 1






1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 2

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