Feb 08, 2023  
Catalogue 2021-2022 
Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AFRS 228 - African American Literature

1 unit(s)
(Same as DRAM 228  and ENGL 228 ) Topic for 2021/22b: From the Page to the Stage: Turning Black Literature to Black Drama. This course explores the dramatic possibilities of 20th century canonical black literature by means of critical reading, critical writing, and critical performance. Students examine key novels in their historical context paying attention to the criticism and theory that have shaped their reception. They then attempt to transform parts of these texts into scenes as informed by past and present theories of performance and theatre-making. Their work culminates in a public performance of the pieces they have conceived. Tyrone Simpson and Shona Tucker.

This course satisfies the REGS requirement for the English major.

Two 75-minute periods and one 2-hour laboratory.

Not offered in 2021/22.

Course Format: CLS

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