Guest Lecturer: Tejumola Olaniyan, Associate Professor, Department of EnglishTejumola Olaniyan is author of Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistance: The Invention of Cultural Identities in African, African-American, and Caribbean Drama (New York : Oxford University Press, 1995) and an editor of West Africa Review. He teaches several courses that count toward the African American Studies major, including ENLT 247M: African-American Literature; ENTC 483: Modernism and Postcolonialism;and ENTC 517: African Literature.
This lecture will introduce students to the intellectual and political origins of African American Studies, examine its institutional and academic configurations, assess its impact so far, and speculate on its future directions.
African and African American Studies
Adams, Russell L., 1994. "African American Studies and the State of the Art," 26-45. In Africana Studies: A Survey of Africa and the African Diaspora, ed. Mario Azevedo. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.
Stewart, James B., 1997. "Reaching for Higher Ground: Toward and Understanding of Black/Africana Studies," 108-139 In James L. Conyers, Jr., ed., Africana Studies: A Disciplinary Quest for Both Theory and Method. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company.