Think Southern Lit doesn’t have broad impact in other regions? Harvard is offering a class in this year’s Summer School Writing Program that will examine Southern works in conjunction with the Harlem Renaissance.
Specifically, the course is described as follows:
“Beginning with the renaissance in Southern letters that emerged in the early 1920s, and ending with the Civil Rights Movement that reached its apex in the mid 1960s, this writing course allows you to explore the way Southern authors have defined themselves geographically, artistically, and socially over time.”
Led by Dr. Thomas A. Underwood, students will be required to read notable classics, including authors such as William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Thomas Wolfe, Eudora Welty, and Richard Wright.
View the complete syllabus for more information, and check out some of these titles from the class reading list.