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ENG 299: Special Topics (African American Literature)

Video Essay Assignment

In a video essay, make a comparative analysis of historical and contemporary literary representations of the Black vernacular. To explore how changing social, historical, cultural, and political environments affect the vernacular tradition, this video essay will analyze textual representations of the tradition and use audio samples from performances.

Documentary: Talking Black in America - language, black vernacular, code switching, communication

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Documentary: The Black Church - music, black vernacular, culture, spirituality


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