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GRAD > ENGL > 660

Multi-Ethnic Literature in the United States: Text and Context

This course explores a variety of ethnic literatures written by US writers in the 20th century, within their sociocultural contexts. Students study texts from a variety of disciplinary perspectives: historical, literary, sociological, and cultural. Some of the writers likely to be included are Abraham Cahan and Anzia Yezierska, Richard Wright and Zora Neale Hurston, M Scott Momaday and Leslie Marmon Silko, Maxine Hong Kingston and Frank Chin, Richard Rodriguez and Sandra Cisneros.

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