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African American Poets Wiki Launched

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March 21, 2006. This spring, the African American Poets: Brooks and Hughes wiki has been deployed in Professor Farah Griffin's undergraduate course African American Literature, which explores the development of black writing in the United States since the Harlem Renaissance.

Within the collaborative website, students are asked to conduct both a textual and extra-textual analysis of poems by Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks by selecting key sections, phrases and words of the works to annotate as well as authoring and categorizing relevant discourse, such as the cultural context, social significance and relationship of the texts to other literary movements. At the conclusion of the semester, CCNMTL will evaluate how the design and deployment of the wiki supported Professor Griffin's curricular goals.