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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. 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, Andre Aciman. Writer Viet Viet Thanh Nguyen will visit campus. 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: 18-Jan-17