In this course, students will explore the history and significance of little magazines in the Black diaspora. Little magazines have been platforms for showcasing emerging literary voices, shaping literary movements, and launching the careers of many writers. We will begin our journey in the 1940s and trace the evolution of these magazines up to the present day. Through readings of important defunct, influential, and established magazines, as well as newly formed magazines in print or on the web, we will examine the role of little magazines in promoting literary culture and shaping society. We will read and analyze both English-language magazines and translated works. Some magazines will reflect a particular avant-garde aesthetic, while others will focus on issues of third-world solidarity and revolution. Throughout the course, we will work together to create a zine and participate in a group-curated digital exhibition. This course may fulfill the global or minority literatures requirement for students who declare an English major in the fall 2021 semester and beyond. This course fulfills the 20th Century historical requirement. This course counts as an elective towards the Publishing Concentration.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM; EL EM; EL TC; EL GML