Multicultural American Literature


Multicultural America Literature addresses questions of cultural difference through analysis of contemporary hyphenated-American narratives by authors such as Toni Morrison and Jhumpa Lahiri. Students will examine how character choices and options are culturally shaped and socially bordered. Against the background of dominant white culture, students will explore the common ground among these cultures-conflicts between genders and generations as well as assimilation pressure. Students will also compare their own cultural identities with those represented in the narratives they analyze. Prerequisite: ENGL 104 or C or higher in 105 or C or higher in 195, any 100-level VUSM course or transfer student placement. LDW, LA




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