Next week (starting 12 April) we’ll be discussing The Harlem Renaissance. I’ll start with a short lecture on the subject, and then we will discuss some poems of Langston Hughes. There are a lot in this reading pack, so choose what you want to discuss, and prepare. As usual, I expect everyone will write 500 words in preparation for the discussion, as well as having a couple of questions ready for class discussion. Here’s the poems:

One of the chapters in the pack below is about Hughes, so you should probably give that a look too. There is also an introduction that gives some background on the Harlem Renaissance, and also a chapter on the world-famous celebrity Josephine Baker:

We’ll talk more about Hughes on Tuesday, and talk more about Baker on Thursday. (The presentation that was supposed to happen, if I remember right, will be happening a bit later.)

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