Gilliams pairs the works of James Weldon Johnson and August Wilson in an interdisciplinary course on the Harlem Renaissance. Gilliams’s essay explores Johnson’s Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man as an exemplar of the Harlem Renaissance writer’s need for artistic freedom. In pairing Johnson’s and Wilson’s texts, she offers a unique approach for exploring thematic concerns, cultural traditions, and artistic expressions during the Harlem Renaissance.
Teresa Gilliams; Engaged Pedagogy in the Harlem Renaissance Classroom. Pedagogy 1 April 2015; 15 (2): 370–373. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-2845145
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