Topics in African American Literature (Q3327)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module explores a specific topic in African American literature in depth.

Topics may include:

  • slave narratives and neo-slave narratives
  • the Harlem Renaissance
  • the Chicago Renaissance
  • contemporary African American fiction and/or poetry and poetics
  • African American and African diasporic speculative fiction
  • Toni Morrison
  • James Baldwin
  • the Black Arts movement.


11%: Lecture (Film)
30%: Practical (Workshop)
59%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 278 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: