English 68. Migrations: American Immigrant Literature

Instructor: Glenda Carpio
Terms: Spring Term

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12-1 pm | Location: Barker 024

Enrollment: Limited to 27 students.

During the last 50 years, the United States has received immigrants from Latin American, Caribbean, African, and Asian countries in contrast to previous waves of immigration, which were primarily from Northern or Eastern Europe. This course will first explore classic American immigrant narratives and then focus on contemporary texts (by writers such as Teju Cole, Junot Díaz, Chimamanda Adiche) taking on a comparative approach that is rooted in the history of immigration in American culture.

Note: Be sure to attend first class meeting to be considered for admittance.

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