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ENGL 271 - Imagining America: Experimental Contemporary Ethnic American Literature

FC ARHU CD
4 credits
How do contemporary authors of color use literary form to investigate, explore, subvert, or re-imagine the mythos of “America” and what it means to be American? In this course, we will be reading texts in African American, Asian American, Chicanx, Iranian American, and Latinx literatures. We will consider how these authors experiment with form in order to engage with issues including transatlantic slavery, migration, diaspora, home, war, and citizenship, among other topics. While each text may be differently experimental, they all use experimental forms to “imagine” the project of America and issues related to national . American, Diversity, Post-1900.
Prerequisites & Notes: For complete prerequisites, refer to the English Program section titled, “200-Level Courses”.



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