2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Nov 26, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 045 - Reconsidering the Harlem Renaissance

This first-year seminar is designed to explore the history of African American art and literature during and preceding the period commonly identified as the Harlem Renaissance. Rather than examine the Harlem Renaissance uncritically, this course is designed to reinterpret the Harlem Renaissance in a way that takes into consideration the broader movement of black activitism and creative works, reaching back to the 1880s and 1890s, that represent more accurately, perhaps, a “renaissance” of black creative achievement. Thus, students will consider the broader, more inclusive designation, “New Negro Movement,” as they examine the history of African American arts and letters both in New York and beyond.

Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: HP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered periodically