Courses: Native American Literature (ENGLB309001)

Spring 2011

Class Number: 1172
This course focuses on late-20th-century Native literatures that attempt to remember and redress earlier histories of dispersal and genocide. We will ask how various writers with different tribal affiliations engage in discourses of humor, memory, repetition, and cultural performance to refuse, rework, or lampoon inherited constructions of the Indian and Indian history and culture. We will read fiction, film, and contemporary critical approaches to Native literatures alongside much earlier texts, including oral histories, political speeches, law, and autobiography. Readings may include works by Sherman Alexie, Diane Glancy, Thomas King, N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Gerald Vizenor.
Enrollment Limit: 18; Enrollment Limit Criteria: Permission of
Instructor; Counts towards Environmental Studies;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1172 Div: III



Taught By



Bryn Mawr, EHI

Meeting Times

MW 10:00am-11:30am