Studies in American Literature: Deeper into the Blood – Late 20th-Century Native American Novel

Course Number: ENGL 235
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
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Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 235
Quarter: Fall 2013
Instructor: Waid, Candace
Day(s): T
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: SH 2714

“Deeper into the Blood: Late 20th-Century Native American Novel” is a regionally based study which focuses on narratives of tribal and personal histories, cultural struggle and aesthetic emergence. Major concerns are cultural regeneration, dislocation and the coming home narrative, the politics of reservations and the pan-Indian as well as vernacular variations and borderlands in lingual and tribal narratives as they shape critical traditions. While this course is dedicated to transformations in the novel, it will also include non-fiction essay and other lesser-named and more experimental genres. Major authors include: Linda Hogan, N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, Ray A. Young Bear, Jr., Sherman Alexie, and others.