Middlebury

ENAM 0268

Literature of Displacement

Literature of Displacement: Forced Migration, Diaspora, Exile
In this course we will study postcolonial literature about migration, displacement, exile, and diaspora. Spurred variously by force, necessity and desire, migrants leave their homes and homelands with regret and with hope. Writers address the historical forces that propel these migrations: decolonization and neo-colonialism, globalization, warfare, dispossession, political violence, religious conflict, and environmental catastrophe. They experiment with narrative form and poetic language to explore the experiences of undocumented immigrant workers, exiles, refugees and well-to-do migrants. We will examine how displacement shapes constructions of identity, history, community and place in texts by writers such as Anzaldua, Ali, Darwish, Diome, Patel, Gomez Pena, Said, Rushdie, and others. (formally ENAM 0462) 3 hrs. sem. (Diversity)/
Subject:
English & American Literatures
Department:
English & American Literatures
Division:
Literature
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP LIT SOA SOC
Equivalent Courses:
ENAM 0462
CMLT 0462

Sections

Spring 2019

ENAM0268A-S19 Seminar (Siddiqi)
ENAM0268B-S19 Lecture (Siddiqi)