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As the UGA Bulletin describes, "this course surveys African American literature since 1773, particularly 1830 to the present, . . . . including diverse voices rooted in the folk origins for literary forms." This incarnation of the class will feature assignments focused on African American literature in a variety of genres, written by authors with Georgia connections, such as W. E. B. Du Bois, Jean Toomer, Alice Walker, Toni Cade Bambara, Tayari Jones, Natasha Tretheway, and Sean Hill. We will use the Norton Anthology of African American Literature as the primary reader, along with a few separately published works by Georgia writers. You should expect to read about 40 pages per week, to write 4-5 essays of various lengths in this class, to facilitate 1-2 in-class discussions, and from time to time to complete brief in-class quizzes.