Important writers and movements in the mosaic of American culture and literature with special attention to African American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian American literatures.

Important writers and movements in the mosaic of American culture and literature with special attention to African American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian American literatures.

A comparative study of ethnic literatures in the United States, including African-American, Arabic-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Jewish-American, and Native-American literatures.

Literary and anthropological approaches to the study of myth in culture.

In this course we will read twentieth century novels by American Indian authors that feature the paranormal. Students will research the origins of American Indians as “human commodities,” as “blood thirty savages,” and as the “noble,” but vanishing savages.  The semester texts are included…

Topics in multicultural studies, with primary focus on literature by members of one or more traditionally marginalized cultural groups within the United States and with attention to historical context and theoretical aspects.

Native scholar Jodi Byrd argues that “American Indian authors, test the limits of genre’s laws and transgress the boundaries of taxonomy, they produce texts that might be understood as transgenres, texts that experiment, refuse categorization, and that genre-bend narrative fiction into poetry,…

Experiencing Native performance practices in theater through your body and mind.  Sounds odd, I know, but this semester we will read plays by Native writers, and scholarship by Native performers and consider how indigenous knowledge informs the dramatic arts -- or not.  I will take…

Topics in multicultural studies, with primary focus on literature by members of one or more traditionally marginalized cultural groups within the United States and with attention to historical context and theoretical aspects.

A detailed examination of selected forms and ideas in African American, Native American, Latino/a, and/or Asian American literature.

Seminar in Creative Writing. Advanced instruction in the craft of writing.