THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO GRAHAM SCHOOL OF CONTINUING, LIBERAL, AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
The Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual flowering that fostered a new black cultural identity in the 1920s and 1930s. Black media, jazz, art, and literature flourished. Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Zora Neale Hurston are some of the best-known writers of the movement, but visual artists were also crucial in creating depictions of the “New Negro.” The white establishment became fascinated with the Harlem Renaissance, but for the artists themselves, acceptance by the white world was less important than, as Hughes put it, the “expression of our individual dark-skinned selves.” This class will explore all aspects of the Harlem Renaissance.
Section Number: 13S1
Duration: 4/6/2013 - 5/11/2013
Time: Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Early Registration Rate:$285.00 before 3/14/2013
Location: Downtown Gleacher
Instructor(s): Beatriz Badikian-Gartler
Ms. Badikian-Gartler holds a PhD in English/women’s studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has taught at the Newberry Library, Loyola University, and Roosevelt University, and has published widely. Her most recent book is Old Gloves: A 20th Century Saga.