COMPLIT 372 - Literature and Identity
Winter 2020, Section 001 - Stories of Multicultural Identity
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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Who am I? How do I change across time and space? What do transformations of my body, family, social and cultural ties make of me? What do I make of my past? In this course we will seek fresh answers to these age-old questions by surveying contemporary novels and films that reflect on identity from multiple perspectives. We will look at how Armenians and Greeks who moved to the United States in the beginning of the 20th century coped with a traumatic past and across generations developed a layered and at times conflictual identities. We will enrich these reflections by exploring Native American and African American identity narratives as well as wonder how new perspectives on gender/sexuality and migration shape them. At the end of the day, the hope is to come up with flexible models with which to think the identity of identity!


COMPLIT 372 - Literature and Identity
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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