Studies in Literature and Ethnicity
CAS EN 584
Two topics are offered 2014/2015. Students may take one or both for credit. Topic for Fall 2014: Literature of the Migrant. A reading of eleven novels that all bear on human migrations. Besides examining major issues, the focus is on how these books were made. Some of the texts are translations, but most of them are written by American authors. Topic for Spring 2015: African American and Asian American Women Writers. Cross-cultural comparison of selected African American and Asian American women writers examines strategies by the "Other" to navigate cultural constructions of race, class, and gender. Attention to literary histories. Also offered as CAS AA 504.