Through close reading and textual analysis of Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe's 1958 novel about the British colonization of Nigeria, students learn how oral, linguistic, and literary strategies are used to present one’s own story and history through literature.
Journey through the Inferno to learn how allegory, allusion, and drama combine in Dante’s poetic art.
Explore the traditions and conventions of haiku and compare this classic form of Japanese poetry to a related genre of Japanese visual art.
Examine the role of women in African society as represented in traditional artwork and post-colonial literature.
Meet the leader of the Amistad revolt through contemporary news reports, court records, and illustrations.
Explore the cultural significance of masks by investigating the role they play in ceremonies and on special occasions in societies from widely separated regions of the world.
Tap into an African-American song tradition that has fired hope throughout the long struggle for freedom.
Trace the elements of history, literature, polemic, and autobiography in the 1847 Narrative of William W. Brown, An American Slave.