ENGLISH 230 - Introduction to Short Story and Novel
Section: 001 Narratives of Immigration
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

“And my parents’ migration has not subsided within me.” -- Yehuda Amichai.

How do experiences of immigration, and the stories we tell about them, linger in our personal and family memories? In a country like the United States—often called a nation of immigrants—narratives of arriving in America and “becoming American” are also vital to the national myth and lightning rods in our political dialogue. In this class we will consider why immigration is so ripe for the creation of stories; we will see how narratives of immigration raise questions about language, nation, and development of the self. Along the way, we will ask what fiction can teach us about immigration, and what the experience of immigration can teach us about American fiction.

We will read American novels and short stories from across the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries, with an emphasis on works written in the last twenty years. We will compare these shorter and longer works from authors of varying ethnic, national, and linguistic backgrounds. Readings will likely include works by Jamaica Kincaid, Grace Paley, Jhumpa Lahiri, Junot Diaz, Gary Shteyngart, Chang Rae Lee, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Jeffrey Eugenides.

ENGLISH 230 - Introduction to Short Story and Novel
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
11407
Open
12
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (REC)
P
11408
Open
3
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (REC)
P
11409
Open
2
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (REC)
P
33231
Open
2
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 1573225312
Native speaker, Author: Lee, Chang-rae., Publisher: Riverhead Books 1996
Required
ISBN: 1410404331
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao, Author: Diaz, Junot, 1968-
Required
ISBN: 0374527350
Lucy : [a novel], Author: Jamaica Kincaid, Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperback 2002
Required
ISBN: 0307455920
Americanah, Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. First Anch 2014
Required
ISBN: 0812977866
Super sad true love story : a novel, Author: Gary Shteyngart., Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks Random Hou 2011
Required
ISBN: 0312427735
Middlesex, Author: Jeffrey Eugenides., Publisher: Picador 1st Picado 2002
Required
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