ENGL 350: Literature and/of Diasporas

Diaspora is a term that most commonly refers to groups of people who have been displaced and dispersed from a place of origin--for political, social and economic reasons. Diasporic literature thus often articulates and interrogates questions of nationalism, colonialism, empire, home, identity and belonging. This course will examine diaspora as a practice in claiming and challenging historical, translated and imagined identities and places. By focusing on the writings of diasporic authors, this course will explore how textual forms creatively engage with issues of international and intranational migration and write (and rewrite) the histories of local, national, and global communities. Different offerings of this course may focus on work from one or multiple diasporic communities and examine a range of textual forms including fiction, poetry, drama, autobiography, memoir, essays, and speeches, as well as other forms of cultural production such as film, visual art and critical theory.

Prerequisites: 

HUMN-100 and HUMN-101

Number of Credits: 
3.00
Repeatable for Credit: 
No
Sections: 
Term Section Title
Spring 2022 ENGL-350-S091 Literature and/of Diasporas