AMCULT 232 - Native American Literature
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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May not be repeated for credit.
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While nearly everyone associates Native Americans with oral traditions, fewer are familiar with the prodigious amount of writing they have done since the eighteenth century. In the United States context, the earliest Indian writers produced sermons, autobiographies, newspaper editorials, tribal histories, and other non-fictional fare, followed by novels, poems, plays, operas, and more. In every historical period, Indian writers sought to correct misrepresentations, advance their interests, “speak truth to power,” and participate as equals in the public sphere. Whether critiquing racism, advocating for education and citizenship, or promoting “Red Power” and “sovereignty” in the civil rights period and beyond, Native Americans have created a fascinating literary history, the outlines of which are the subject of this course. This course is a survey from 1768 to the present, with literary texts firmly situated in historical contexts.

Course Requirements:

Required work: papers, exams, and short reading quizzes.

Intended Audience:

This class serves as a gateway to the Native American Studies minor. No previous experience with Native American Studies is required, and all are welcome.

AMCULT 232 - Native American Literature
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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