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Diasporic Writings
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10.0 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits) and 1.0 credit of second-year liberal arts & sciences (including 0.5 credit in VISA/VISC/VISD/VISM).
The historical legacies and lived experiences of immigration, migration and forced displacement (whether by slavery, economics, political repression or war) have produced some of the most interesting and controversial writers in contemporary literature. This course focuses on a range of diaspora communities to consider how different authors forge new forms of expressions and challenge nationalist literary histories. The class will discuss how diasporic writing raises issues of place and belonging, identity and memory, cultural multiplicities and coming to voice, citizenship and transnationalism. Readings will include literary works and contextual articles on historical, cultural and social issues to equip students with the necessary skills to conduct research in writing criticism of these literatures.

Please Note: Themes and authors may change from year to year.
Notes: ENGL 2B03 is strongly recommended in advance of 300 or 400 level ENGL Literature courses.
Course was last updated May 2, 2012 - 4:49 PM