CRWR 237 - Geographies of Displacement
Semester Offered: Second Semester, Second Module
Credits (Range): 2 Hours
Attribute: 2 HU
New Course Added 11.09.2008.
This course will map the extra-literary contexts around the trope of displacement in the work of indigenous writers, scholars, and social activists from South Africa, Tibet, and the Lakota Nation. During the third week, April 13-20, writers and scholars will give public talks and meet with students, including writer and social critic Njabulo Ndebele (South Africa); poet Tsering Wangmo Dhompa (exile from Tibet); and tribal historians and activists Waste’Win and Phyllis Young (Standing Rock Sioux). Important: Students should keep their evenings open during the third week for meetings with the writers. A response paper or creative project will be due at the end of the course. Consent of the instructor is required. Enrollment Limit: 30.
Instructor: S. Watanabe
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