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Spring 2023 LIT 371/AAS 370 Course Description

Topics in African American LIT: Literature of African American Childhood
Professor: Samira Abdur-Rahman

This course engages children’s literature, life writing, fiction, film, and music to identify how the changing socio-political meaning of childhood impacts narratives of African American young people. The course explores questions of children’s rights and subjectivities through the lens of Black Studies, literary studies, and childhood studies in the humanities.