ENGL 2908

ENGL 2908

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

This course analyses autobiographical writings by authors who experienced settler colonialism, forced removals, and historical erasure. The course is intended to help answer questions around voice, indigeneity, and literary resistance in response to settler colonial violence. In its larger scheme, it asks: What are the shared aesthetics and themes of these writings? How do their authors relay generational and personal trauma? What are some of their literary and political interventions? Students will primarily read verse and prose memoirs by American Indian and Palestinian authors. The course takes a comparative turn as it engages with possible intersections between Palestinian and Native stories, especially those that are written within or about turbulent historical moments. Class discussions and assignments will have critical and creative components, and students are expected to write analytical pieces about the readings and fulfill a creative project that requires a more intimate engagement with the class's themes.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (ALC-AS, CA-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 2008NES 2008SHUM 2008

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18800ENGL 2908  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person