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ENGL 3353 Contemporary Literatures of Migration (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will examine fiction and non-fiction by 21st-century writers who foreground themes of migration and immigration. Topics will include globalism, exile, choice, national and trans-national identities and borders. Looking closely at language itself, we will ask what means for some of these writers to write in a second language. Readings may include work by Edwidge Danticat, Junot Diaz, Anne Fadiman, Eva Hoffman, Gary Shteyngart, Jenny Erpenbeck. Requirements include several essays, weekly reflection posts, and a video interview with an immigrant or refugee.


Instructor(s): Elizabeth Graver

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 31-Jan-18