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ENGL 283 - Storytelling and the Black Literary Archive

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
This intensive seeks to provide students with practical training and experience in undertaking archival research within the “manuscripts, rare books, and papers” division of centers devoted to Black Studies. The goal for each student, by the end of the semester, is to tell an “original” story about Black literature using archival documents. To do this work, students make multiple visits to the Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture in Harlem (NYC), as well as access various digital archives available for the study of Black literary history. Students receive practical training in working with finding aids and archival documents, as well as become versed in the procedures for visiting archives and special collections. Additionally, students read contemporary Black archive theory. Writing workshops dedicated to the production of dynamic, accessible fiction/non-fiction prose round out this intensive experience.  Eve Dunbar.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

Fridays, 12:00-4:00 pm.

Course Format: INT

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