Professor: Jacquelyn Y. McLendon
Institution: College of William and Mary
Course Number: ENGL 465/ ENSP 249 / AFST 306 /AMST 350 /CMST 250
African American Nature Writers
Through poetry, fiction, and non-fiction we will explore how African American artists (primarily writers with some attention to visual artists) have imagined a cultural relationship to nature. Within these various literary contexts, we will study the intersections of nature and culture in a variety of landscapes—wilderness or the “wild,” pastoral/antipastoral, urban and suburban—while also considering some of the themes and debates in the field of ecocriticism.
Full syllabus (PDF): ASLE_Syllabi_AfAmNatWritersMcLendon