Middlebury

ENAM 0115

Multi-Ethnic American Lit

Multi-Ethnic American Literature
This course introduces ethnic American literature by investigating how cultural representations of “ethnic America” are formed in relation to its social, political, and material histories. We will begin by critically analyzing the nested issues of labour, legality, and immigration that have shaped Black, Asian, and Indigenous presence within North America. From there, we will move on to the themes of assimilation, multiculturalism, diaspora, and U.S. empire in order to track the trajectory of ethnic American literature in the late-20th and 21st centuries. Authors include: Frank Chin, Maxine Hong Kingston, Tomson Highway, Toni Morrison, and Viet Nguyen. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Diversity) (Rec)
Subject:
English & American Literatures
Department:
English & American Literatures
Division:
Literature
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR CMP LIT NOR

Sections

Fall 2020

ENAM0115A-F20 Lecture (Wang)

Fall 2019

ENAM0115A-F19 Lecture (Wang)