Introduction to Ethnic American Literature

L223 — Fall 2019

Alberto Varon
Days and Times
2:30 - 3:45p TR (3 CR)
Course Description

This course provides a gen­eral introduction to Ethnic American literature. Together we will examine some of the important and representative writers from across a wide array of ethnic traditions, in­cluding, African, Asian, and Anglo American, Latina/o, and American Indian, whose work collectively paints a more inclusive and fully real­ized picture of American life in the late 20th and 21st cen­turies. The course will ask two basic questions: what does it mean to be an American? and how does culture both represent and create that experience? Authors we will study may include: Oscar Casares, John Lewis, Gene Yang, Sherman Alexie, Leslie Marmon Silko, Maria Helena Viramontes, Jhumpa Lahiri, ZZ Packer, Jordan Peele, Alice Walker, Mia Alvar, and others.

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