EN280 - 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.

1 unit — Butte, Evitt, Garcia, Love, Pavlenko, Sanchez, 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.

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Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2023 Block 3 Topics in Literature: Chekhov to Joyce: Invention of the Modern Short Story Topic Details Alexei Pavlenko, Claire Oberon Garcia Armstrong Hall 257B 32 / 19 07/13/2024
Fall 2023 Block 4 Topics in Literature: Shakespeare and Social Justice Topic Details Genevieve Love Armstrong Hall 256B 25 / 18 07/13/2024
Spring 2024 Block H Topics in Literature: Themes and Types: Great American Film Thrillers Topic Details George Butte Armstrong Hall 234 25 / 6 07/13/2024
Spring 2024 Block 7 Topics in Literature: Narrative Medicine Topic Details George Butte Armstrong Hall 256A 25 / 6 07/13/2024
Spring 2024 Block 8 Topics in Literature: Rhizomatic Storytelling Topic Details Lee Roripaugh Tutt Library 317 16 / -1 07/13/2024
Fall 2024 Block 3 Topics in Russian and Eurasian Studies: Chekhov to Joyce: Invention of the Modern Short Story Topic Details Alexei Pavlenko, Claire Oberon Garcia TBA 32 / 23 07/13/2024
Fall 2024 Block 3 Topics in Literature: Japanese American Incarceration Literature Topic Details Brandon Shimoda TBA 25 / 19 07/13/2024
Fall 2024 Block 4 Topics in Literature: Playwrights and Cultural Identity Monica Sanchez TBA 25 / 22 07/13/2024
Fall 2024 Block 4 Topics in Literature: Unraveling Europe Topic Details Claire Oberon Garcia TBA 25 / 24 07/13/2024
Fall 2024 Block 4 Topics in Literature: Shakespeare and Social Justice Topic Details Genevieve Love TBA 25 / 20 07/13/2024
Spring 2025 Block 5 Topics in Literature: Global Chaucer: Telling Tales Re Evitt TBA 25 / 25 07/13/2024
Spring 2025 Block 8 Topics in Literature: Introduction to Narrative Medicine Topic Details George Butte TBA 25 / 25 07/13/2024
Spring 2025 Block 8 Topics in Literature: Medieval Borderlands Re Evitt TBA 25 / 25 07/13/2024
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