ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Section: 014 Narratives of Migration across Media, Geographies, and Time
Term: FA 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How can contemporary scholars and students read, write, and think about migration, media, and citizenship? Taking cues from James Baldwin, Claudia Rankine, Aleksandar Hemon, Shailja Patel, and Teju Cole, among others, this course will provide creative models and thoughtful questions for anyone interested in how things and people move, stay, and wait. Readings and writing assignments will address multiple genres and media in order to think about how written arguments can develop as they move outside of textual boundaries. While improving academic writing skills will remain in focus throughout the semester, students will also be expected to consider social media and web-based platforms as integral parts of contemporary literature, especially for writers who are interested in histories of migration and citizenship. In other words, what role can Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other virtual spaces play in the formal classroom, in scholarly conversations about migration, and in literary endeavors? For each of the three major writing projects, collaboration, personal interests, and exploring discomfort will be keys for students to grow as writers in and beyond academic settings. A fourth major assignment will challenge students to find creative ways of bridging gaps between social media and formal academic papers.

ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
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ISBN: 0399591079
Blind spot, Author: Cole, Teju,
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Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1594483752
The Lazarus Project, Author: Aleksandar Hemon ; with photographs by Velibor Bozovic and from the Chicago Historical Society., Publisher: Riverhead Books 1st Riverh 2009
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ISBN: 1885030053
Migritude, Author: Patel, Shailja,
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ISBN: 9781555976903
Citizen : an American lyric, Author: Rankine, Claudia, 1963-
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