Reading into Refuge: Stories of Migration (LIT2340.01)

Stuart Nadler

The repercussions of the refugee crisis in Syria and at our southern border have once again thrust the politics of migration and refuge into the public discussion. In this course we will investigate the literature of forced exile and resettlement in order to understand how our collective narratives about emigration are formed, and to ask what it means for a writer to superimpose the personal onto the political. We will read Viet Than Nguyen, Edward Said, Uwem Akpan, Mohsin Hamid, Sara Novic, Jenny Erpenbeck. Students in this class will write weekly responses to the readings, a midterm paper, and a final essay.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
W 4:10-6:00 & Th 3:40-5:30
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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