Native American and Indigenous Women, Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Memoir

Course Number: ENGL 128MM
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
Advisory Enrollment Information: May be repeated for credit provided letter designations are different.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 128AA-ZZ
Quarter: Winter 2020
Day(s): TR
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: HSSB 1211

This course will explore the genre of memoir and creative non-fiction produced by Indigenous Women, Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit writers, including an expansive understanding of the memoir genre to include documentary film, poetry, autobiography, theoretical work, non-fiction essays, comics, and testimonials. Assigned texts will include foundational Indigenous writers in English such as Leslie Marmon Silko, Maria Campbell, Deborah Miranda, Joy Harjo, and Ma-Nee Chacaby as well as newer writers such as Terese Mailhot and Janet Mock. Students will engage in theoretical literary analysis, complete a research paper, and will have an opportunity to develop their own creative writing skills. The course will culminate a class publication / zine of student creative work.