ENG 217 Writings from the Margins of Contemporary American Literature

This course focuses on literature by multicultural/multiethnic writers writing about issues of race, class, gender, acculturation, and other themes emerging from the experience of living on the margins of contemporary American society. Texts and their authors living between two worlds -- African American, Asian-American, Native-American, Hispanic-American, European-American, Middle Eastern-American, and other borders -- are studied. Literary genres include poetry, drama, short fiction, non-fiction, and the novel. Students read, discuss, analyze, and write about the cultural and social impact of being a hyphenated-American on authors and the world they inhabit. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or permission of the instructor. Three class hours a week. Competency met: Multicultural Perspective (5.3), Humanities (6.0) 3 credits Fall, Spring

3 credits
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