Teaching the Harlem Renaissance

Course Design and Classroom Strategies

by Michael Soto (Volume editor)
©2008 Textbook XVIII, 250 Pages


Teaching the Harlem Renaissance: Course Design and Classroom Strategies addresses the practical and theoretical needs of college and high school instructors offering a unit or a full course on the Harlem Renaissance. In this collection many of the field’s leading scholars address a wide range of issues and primary materials: the role of slave narrative in shaping individual and collective identity; the long-recognized centrality of women writers, editors, and critics within the «New Negro» movement; the role of the visual arts and «popular» forms in the dialogue about race and cultural expression; and tried-and-true methods for bringing students into contact with the movement’s poetry, prose, and visual art. Teaching the Harlem Renaissance is meant to be an ongoing resource for scholars and teachers as they devise a syllabus, prepare a lecture or lesson plan, or simply learn more about a particular Harlem Renaissance writer or text.


XVIII, 250
ISBN (Hardcover)
ISBN (Softcover)
Harlem renaissance Harlem Renaissance African Americans Intellectual life African Americans African American authors Modernism (literature) Projektunterricht American literature African American Popular culture United States Modernism Intellectual life
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2008. XVIII, 250 pp.

Biographical notes

Michael Soto (Volume editor)

The Editor: Michael Soto is Associate Professor of English at Trinity University, where he teaches courses in twentieth-century literature and cultural history. His previous books are The Modernist Nation: Generation, Renaissance, and Twentieth-Century American Literature (2004) and Resources for Teaching the Bedford Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 2 (2008). He holds degrees in modern thought and literature from Stanford University (A.B.) and in English and American literature and language from Harvard University (A.M., Ph.D.).


Title: Teaching the Harlem Renaissance