ENGLISH 317 - Literature and Culture
Fall 2021, Section 001 - The Literature of the Refugee
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course surveys the last one hundred years –– from the outbreak of World War I to the Syrian Civil War ––through the lens of texts written by and about refugees, economic migrants, stateless subjects, and camp denizens. By reading the refugee experience across the 20th and 21st centuries, this course offers undergraduate students with diverse interests an opportunity to rethink some of the most important concepts in contemporary life: security, humanity, the human, the state, race, class, and the global. In addition, it will also provide a strong grounding in past and contemporary global literature.

Readings will include novels, poems, essays, and testimonies from Bessie Head, Chris Cleave, Mahmoud Darwish, Joe Sacco, Ayelet Gunder–Goshen, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Muriel Rukeyser, Franz Kafka, Chimamanda Adichie, Russell Banks, Jacques Derrida, Edward Said, Hannah Arendt, W.H. Auden, Anna Seghers, Bertolt Brecht, Dave Eggers, and John Berger.

Schedule

ENGLISH 317 - Literature and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
30155
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
 Online
24862
Open
4
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
30304
Open
5
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
005 (LEC)
 In Person
32080
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
006 (LEC)
 In Person
38112
Open
8
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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