Jul 18, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LITT 256 New American Literature

College of Critical & Professional Studies

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This course focuses on post-WWII American immigrant literature, with an emphasis on writers of color. We’ll look at how immigrant voices have engaged with and spoken back to the dominant culture and how, over time, this has shaped ideas of what it means to be American. We’ll also investigate how U.S. immigration laws and policies have changed over the years and how this has affected the literature emerging. Readings may include the work of Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez, Dagoberto Gilb, Richard Blanco, Solmaz Sharif, Ocean Vuong, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and more.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or free elective requirement.