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HLI-348 James Baldwin



This library course guide will introduce you to the Library's resources which may inform and support your research your project in Professor Pennino's class on James Baldwin. 

Required texts:

The following are by James Baldwin and grouped by genre:

FictionGiovanni’s Room (1956), Go Tell It on the Mountain (1952), Going to Meet the Man (stories; 1948-65) If Beale Street Could Talk (1974).

Non-FictionThe Devil Finds Work (1976), The Fire the Next Time (1976), Nobody Knows My Name (1961).

The following are by other authors:

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


I Am Not Your Negro directed by Raoul Peck

If Beale Street Could Talk directed by Barry Jenkins

Paper Requirements

  • Research Paper: 13-15 pages. Eight sources (some of them from peer-reviewed journals). MLA format. You have a choice to either a.) do an in-depth analysis of one of the works we studied this semester or b.) to use Baldwin’s critical methodology to evaluate a modern or contemporary American cultural phenomenon.