AAST 110:
Introduction to African American Literature:


Course Description

This course showcases African American literature from 1760 through 1910. Students will navigate a wide range of texts by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Harriet Wilson, Frances Watkins Harper, and James Weldon Johnson.

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Madhu Dubey
Professor of African American Studies & E​nglish

Contact Info

Office: ​​1911 UH
Email: madhud@uic.edu

Curriculum Vitae


What Does African American American Studies Mean to You?

"African American studies is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to the study of the history, culture, and politics of Black Americans." --Madhu Dubey

Course Information

3 hours. Same as ENGL 118.

Requirements Met

Creative Arts Course
US Society course


Cultural Production & Analysis
Diasporic and Transnational Studies

When is it Offered?

Fall Semester