ENGLISH 373 - Literature of the Americas
Section: 001 Literature of the Americas
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will examine the geopolitical formation and the ideological concept of “America,” a term that includes the post-Columbian construction of different nations in our hemisphere and the narrower sense of the United States. Rather than try to understand the transnational Americas through a wide lens, however, we will focus on select literary texts and specific themes that are by no means comprehensive, but which will give us a perspective of shared histories, of social, political, and literary concerns, and of the continuing debates that shape a literature of the Americas. We will read a short list of authors from Latin America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and the United States.

Course Requirements:

Assignments include short essays and a final research paper

ENGLISH 373 - Literature of the Americas
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
31943
Open
17
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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Note:
Please purchase recent editions, some of the dates are off in WorldCat. The Inconvenient Indian is available online through UMICH library.
ISBN: 9781451635874
Bird of paradise : how I became Latina, Author: Raquel Cepeda., Publisher: Atria Books 1st Atria 2013
Required
ISBN: 9780060932664
Collected novellas, Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez ; translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa and J.S. Bernstein., Publisher: Perennial Classics 1st Harper 1999
Required
ISBN: 1559365323
Sweat, Author: Lynn Nottage, Publisher: Theatre Communication Group 2017
Required
ISBN: 9780804170628
The Moor's Account, Author: Laila Lalami, Publisher: Vintage 2015
Required
ISBN: 9780816689767
The inconvenient Indian : a curious account of native people in North America, Author: Thomas King., Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 2013
Required
ISBN: 9781416546061
Falling man : a novel, Author: Don DeLillo., Publisher: Scribner 1st Scribn 2008
Required
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