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Native American Literature

ENGL 082.401
crosslisted as: RELS 091, ANTH 082
instructor(s):
TR 12-1:30 pm
fulfills requirements:
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Cultural Diversity in the US of the College's General Education Curriculum

From oral traditions to Youtube videos of Native American hip hop, this course surveys the diverse body of Native American literature through its many transformations across the centuries.  The course will focus primarily on contemporary Native American literature, an era known as the Native American Renaissance.  We will read literary works by Black Elk, Leslie Marmon Silko, Sherman Alexie, N. Scott Momaday, and others.  The course will also include films such as Smoke Signals and Whale Rider.