Marisa Parham (Section 04)
(Also Black Studies 38.) The focus of this introduction to African American literature is the complex intertextuality at the heart of the African American literary tradition. Tracing the tradition's major formal and thematic concerns means looking for connections between different kinds of texts: music, art, the written word, and the spoken word-and students who take this class will acquire the critical writing and interpretive skills necessary to any future study of African American literature or culture. Limited to 20 students. Professor Parham.