The Franke Seminar

The Franke Seminars and Lectures in the Humanities are intended to present important topics in the humanities to a wide and general audience, and to tie interdisciplinary undergraduate education to the work of distinguished visiting scholars. Made possible through the generosity of Richard and Barbara Franke, this series of lectures is organized in conjunction with Yale College courses (the Franke Seminars) and develops an annual theme of broad interest to the community.

HUMS 456a / AFAM 386a / ENGL 285a
James Baldwin’s American Scene

Jacqueline Goldsby

In-depth examination of James Baldwin’s canon, tracking his work as an American artist, citizen, and witness to United States society, politics, and culture during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements.  Prerequisite: Background or course work in twentieth century African American history, African American literature, and/or American literature helpful but not required.  WR, HU
TTh 2:30pm-3:45pm