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CLST 283

Classica Africana

Explores the ways in which modern literature of peoples of African descent engages with ancient Hellenic and Roman literature. This course may concentrate on African American literature, women writers, or literature of the African Diaspora. Example topics include how the art of Derek Walcott's Omeros, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, Toni Morrison's Beloved, and Rita Dove's Mother Love riffs on such works of classical literature as Homer's Odyssey, Euripides' Medea and The Homeric Hymn to Demeter.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities- or -Privilege, Power And Diversity 1 course

Fall Semester information

James Wells

283A: Classica Africana