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Re- Imagining American Borders (CSRE 183, FEMGEN 183)

Requirements: 
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
183

How novelists, filmmakers, and poets perceive racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and class borders in the context of a current volatile national discussion about the place of Americans both here and in the world. How Anna Deavere Smith, Sherman Alexie, Shailja Patel or Ta-Nehisi Coates consider redrawing such lines so that center and margin, or self and other, do not remain fixed and divided. How linguistic borderlines within multilingual literature by Caribbean, Arab, and Asian Americans function. Can Anzaldúa's 1986 conception of borderlands be constructed through the matrix of language, dreams, music, and cultural memories in these recent American narratives? Course includes creatively examining one's own identity.

Subject: 
AMSTUD
Course ID: 
202 706
Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit
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