Spring 2010

Multiethnic American Literature

Listed in: English, as ENGL-65

Faculty

Robert T. Hayashi (Section 01)

Description

Ethnicity.  What is it?  What does it mean to be Irish American?  African American?  Jewish American?  How does one experience being any one of these?  What does literature by “ethnic” authors tell us about identity in America and how ethnicity, in particular, shapes how we tell stories?  Moreover, what about the other side of that hyphenated identity–American?  What does that mean in an increasingly diverse nation?  These are some of the questions that will guide us during the semester as we read and discuss samples of American ethnic literature:  poetry, oratory, prose, and memoir.

Limited to 30 students.  Spring semester.  Professor Hayashi.

If Overenrolled: Preference given first to English majors, and students in related fields: American Studies, Black Studies, and the APA certificate program.

Offerings

2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Spring 2012