Advanced Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies

Studies in a wide array of topics in American and British literature and media.

Prerequisite: English 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Islam

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Built on the histories of colonialism, slavery and indentureship, the Caribbean region has been at the heart of global movements of people, ideas and commodities for centuries now. This course will introduce students to the remarkable history of the region through close engagement with literary-cultural productions.
In engaging with works by authors and artists of African, Indian and Chinese-Caribbean descent, we will think expansively about the very idea of Caribbean voices. What might we learn about the shared histories and legacies of both colonialism and anticolonial thought when we consider these voices together? Our discussion will be organized around themes of empire, neocolonialism, labor migration, racial intimacies and creolization.
EN380 studies the effects of war and its legacies in family relationships, focusing on the “Asian American family” in the US. The Asian American population growth has been a direct result of war and militarism in Asia over the 20th century, yet their voices underrepresented in war literature.

Offerings

Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 4 Advanced Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies: Caribbean Voices Topic Details Najnin Islam Armstrong Hall 255 25 / 18 05/16/2022
Fall 2021 Block 4 Advanced Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies: Chicano Literature Karen Roybal Tutt Library 317 25 / 15 05/16/2022
Spring 2022 Block H Advanced Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies: The History of Romantic Comedy Topic Details Lisa Hughes Armstrong Hall 234 25 / 10 05/16/2022
Spring 2022 Block 5 Advanced Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies: Calling for Change: Literary Activism and Social Topic Details Ammar Naji Tutt Library 320/321 25 / 21 05/16/2022
Spring 2022 Block 7 Advanced Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies: Greek Islands: Environment and Myth Topic Details Lisa Hughes Taught Abroad 001 25 / 0 05/16/2022
Spring 2022 Block 7 Advanced Topics in Literature & Cultural Studies: Climate Narratives Topic Details Kaushik Ramu Cossitt Hall 101A 25 / 17 05/16/2022
Spring 2023 Block 6 Advanced Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies: Historical Novels of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Topic Details TBA 25 / 25 05/16/2022
Spring 2023 Block 6 Advanced Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies: Historical Novels of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Topic Details TBA 25 / 25 05/16/2022
Spring 2023 Block 7 Advanced Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies: Global Plantation Imaginares Najnin Islam TBA 25 / 25 05/16/2022
Spring 2023 Block 7 Advanced Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies: Contemporary American Multi-Ethnic Fiction Topic Details TBA 25 / 25 05/16/2022
Spring 2023 Block 8 Advanced Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies TBA 25 / 25 05/16/2022
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