Topics in Literature:

Studies in a wide array of cultural, social, historical, generic, and aesthetic topics in British and American literature. Designed for first-year students, sophomores, non-majors, as well as majors.

.5 or 1 unit — Butte, Goldberg, Hughes, Islam, Lo, Richman, Rollins, Scheiner, Shimoda

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Interested in comic books? This course will examine the medium of comics and graphic narrative within the context of Jewish culture of the last century. It will focus on the historical and aesthetic development of comics as a cultural form in which Jewish writers and artists have figured prominently.
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Students in Introduction to Native American Literature learn about the relationship between history and literature of Native Americans through a variety of writing including works by Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, and Sherman Alexie.
 Introduction to Native American Literature
This course provides a broad overview of American concepts of literacy, social movements, and the literary intervention of the Native peoples of North America. Students taking Introduction to Native American Literature will have their knowledge of the histories and cultures of North America tremendously strengthened. Professor Laura Padilla teaches this course where the relationship between history and literature, the intersections of reading and orality, and how native peoples produce representations of their varied nations and selves are studies. A plethora of Native American literature will be studied including but not limited to: Samson Occam, Vine Deloria, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, and Sherman Alexie.

Offerings

Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 2 Topics in Literature: Introduction to Multi-Ethnic Literature Aline Lo Armstrong Hall 256B 25 / 17 05/15/2022
Fall 2021 Block 2 Topics in Literature: The Global City Topic Details Anuj Kapoor Armstrong Hall 255 25 / 23 05/15/2022
Fall 2021 Block 3 Topics in Literature: Literature, Place, and the World: Global Modernism Topic Details Kaushik Ramu Cossitt Hall 101C 25 / 14 05/15/2022
Spring 2022 Block H Topics in Literature: Peter Pan: The Myth in Literature and Film Topic Details George Butte Armstrong Hall 259B 25 / 23 05/15/2022
Spring 2022 Block 5 Topics in Literature: Rewriting America: Playwrights and Cultural Identity Topic Details Monica Sanchez Cornerstone Art Center 301 25 / 5 05/15/2022
Spring 2022 Block 5 Topics in Literature: LitPub Practicum Natanya Pulley Armstrong Hall 235 25 / 13 05/15/2022
Spring 2022 Block 6 Topics in Literature: Navigating Identities in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries Topic Details Genevieve Love Armstrong Hall 256B 25 / 16 05/15/2022
Spring 2022 Block 6 Topics in Literature: Chekhov to Joyce: Inventing the Modern Short Story Topic Details Alexei Pavlenko, John Simons TBA 32 / 14 05/15/2022
Spring 2022 Block 7 Topics in Literature: Introduction to Literature by Asian American Writers Topic Details Aline Lo Armstrong Hall 257A 25 / 6 05/15/2022
Spring 2022 Block 8 Literature, Place, and the World: Literature and Food of the Ancient Mediterranean Topic Details Lisa Hughes Palmer Hall WEST TENT 25 / 12 05/15/2022
Summer 2022 Block A Topics in Literature: The World of Odysseus: History & Myth Topic Details Lisa Hughes, Barry Sarchett TBA 16 / 0 05/15/2022
Fall 2022 Block 1 Topics in Literature: U.S. Multi-ethnic Literature Aline Lo TBA 25 / 21 05/15/2022
Fall 2022 Block 1 Topics in Literature: Greek Landscapes and Seascapes Topic Details Lisa Hughes TBA 16 / 0 05/15/2022
Fall 2022 Block 2 Topics in Literature: Introduction to Latinx/Chicanx Literature Topic Details TBA 25 / 17 05/15/2022
Fall 2022 Block 4 Topics in Literature: Introducing Caribbean Literature & Art Najnin Islam TBA 25 / 19 05/15/2022
Spring 2023 Block H Topics in Literature: Movies about Movies Topic Details George Butte TBA 25 / 25 05/15/2022
Spring 2023 Block 5 Topics in Literature: Rewriting America: Playwrights and Cultural Identity Lisa Marie Rollins TBA 25 / 25 05/15/2022
Spring 2023 Block 5 Topics in Literature: Japanese American Incarceration Literature Brandon Shimoda TBA 25 / 25 05/15/2022
Spring 2023 Block 6 Topics in Literature: Intro to Asian American Literature Aline Lo TBA 25 / 25 05/15/2022
Spring 2023 Block 6 Topics in Literature: David Foster Wallace Topic Details Corinne Scheiner TBA 25 / 25 05/15/2022
Spring 2023 Block 8 Topics in Literature: Western American Literature Sylvan Goldberg TBA 25 / 25 05/15/2022
Spring 2023 Block 8 Topics in Literature: Literature, Place, and the World: Greek Characters Topic Details Lisa Hughes TBA 25 / 25 05/15/2022
Spring 2023 Block 8 Topics in Literature: TBA 25 / 25 05/15/2022
Spring 2023 Block 8 Topics in Literature: Jewish Comics Graphic Narrative Jared Richman TBA 25 / 25 05/15/2022
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