Aug 11, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

LIT 384 The Harlem Renaissance



This course examines the art and culture associated with the fertile period of African American aesthetic production in Harlem between 1925-1935. Students learn about the historical circumstances that led to the rise and decline of the movement, the contributions of Black intellectuals that led to its philosophical underpinnings, the exchanges between significant literary figures, and the intersection of literature with painting, music, dance, film, etc. The course further examines the relationship between Harlem Renaissance writers and ideas and those of cosmopolitan, transnational modernism as well as contemporary race theory. Prerequisite: FCO 105 

3 credit hours