L374 12034 ETHNIC AMERICAN LITERATURE
Anthony Ardizzone

1:10p-2:25p D (30 students) 3 cr., A&H.

Ethnic American Literature focuses on selected works by North American ethnic writers, including works by European-America, African-American, Native-American, Asian-American, and Latino/a writers. The course will define and discuss the shifting concepts of race and ethnicity in the Americas and investigate the relationships between ethnicity and history as well as ethnicity and gender. A significant amount of reading (mainly novels) will be required. Students will likely write a series of response papers, a major course essay, and an in-class final.

Possible Texts:
Christ in Concrete, Pietro di Donato
Obasan, by Joy Kogawa
Jasmine, Bharati Mukherjee
The Women of Brewster Place, Gloria Naylor
Family Installments: Memories of Growing Up Hispanic, Edward Rivera
Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko
Maus I & II, Art Spiegelman
Hungry Hearts, Anzia Yezierska