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ERIC Number: ED112409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 8
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A Methodology for Teaching Afro-American Literature.
Kittrell, Jean
This paper outlines a system of methods for teaching Afro-American Literature at the secondary and college level. Seven goals of the methodology are presented for the course, including making the students familiar with various definitions of black literature, helping the students use the tools of literary analysis in the discussion of black literature, and teaching the students about several major figures in Afro-American literature--their background and their major works and themes. Methods to achieve these goals include reading, discussing the readings in small groups, writing brief plot summaries, writing abstracts of articles relevant to black literature, keeping a journal of personal responses, and viewing films and filmstrips. Various methods of evaluating and comparing Afro-American literature are also suggested, including a discussion of the works of Richard Wright and Imamu Amiri Baraka. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association (16th, St. Louis, October 31-November 2, 1974)