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Native American Literature

ENGL 082.401
crosslisted as: RELS 091
instructor(s):
TR 9-10:30
fulfills requirements:
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major

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