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ENGL 3235 Second Voices: 21st Century American Immigrant Writing (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course will examine writing by 21st-century writers who have immigrated to the US, along with narratives about immigrant communities. We will think in layered ways about questions of diaspora, exile, choice, homeland, and identity. We will probe what it means for many of these authors to be writing in their second language and consider the narrative strategies and formal choices that characterize these stories of crossings. Texts by Edwidge Danticat, Junot Diaz, Anne Fadiman, Eva Hoffman, Dinaw Mengestu, Gary Shteyngart, André Aciman. Edwidge Danticat will visit campus. Students will attend two of her events outside of class.


Instructor(s): Elizabeth Graver

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 21-Jan-15