Upper-Division Seminar: Indigenous Literature

Course Number: ENGL 197
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
Advisory Enrollment Information: This course cannot be repeated and is limited to upper-division English majors only.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 197
Quarter: Fall 2016
Instructor: Shewry, Teresa
Day(s): TR
Time: 9:30am - 10:45am
Location: SH 2714

This course will centralize creative works (novels, poetry, film, short stories) by Indigenous peoples, and consider their approaches to storytelling, history, and politics. Along the way, we will be exploring topics such as authenticity and heritage; memory and history; urban life and ecology; and comparative research methodologies. Through readings and discussions, we will engage the basic histories, critical terms, and debates surrounding the literatures of Indigenous peoples in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.