Course Instructor Days Times Room
ENGL4740 LOWE, JOHN TR 11:00 AM 0145



This course will explore the dazzling literary output of our state, from Native American creation stories to the current day.  Our survey will consider comic tales of the old Southwest, narratives of slavery, black folklore, and Confederate poetry.  While we will read other poems and  portions of memoirs, our major focus will be on the twentieth century short story and novel.  Several of our classes will be held in the Russell Rare Book Library, where students will have the opportunity to engage directly with archival materials relevant to our writers.   Authors will include William Craft, Joel Chandler Harris, Sidney Lanier, August Baldwin Longstreet, W. E. B. DuBois, Erskine Caldwell, Flannery O’Connor, Martin Luther King, Carson McCullers, John O. Killens, Raymond Andrews, James Dickey, Toni Cade Bambara, and Judith Ortiz Cofer.  Course requirements: midterm, final exam, two papers (one involving archival research).