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ENGL 258 - August Wilson: The Century Cycle

FC ARHU CD WINT
4 credits
August Wilson’s cycle of plays set in each decade of the 20th century is the most ambitious dramatic project depicting the African American experience, and this course surveys the cycle with a critically “syncretic” approach. We will supplement readings of the plays with (self-identified) primary influences on Wilson’s work – Baraka, Blues, Borges, Bearden – in order to describe the unique sense of form and ritual he brings to the collective project of representing the black experience. American, Diversity, Post-1900. Field trips required.
Prerequisites & Notes: For complete prerequisites, please refer to the English Program section titled “200-Level Courses.”



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