ENG 2100 – Multicultural Voices in American Literature
This course is an introduction to the many voices in contemporary literature of a culturally diverse America. Objectives of this course are two-fold. It measures the concepts of the melting pot and the American Dream against the literary themes of self-identity, alienation, and adaptation by examination of novels, short stories, and poetry by Americans of African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American ancestry. At the same time, special attention is paid to the way literary works are written. Techniques of close reading will be used to try to identify individual styles of authors and how they are informed by their cultural background.
Multicultural; Textual Analysis.
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