Migration, Diaspora and Exile: New Voices in the Literature of Global Dislocation (LIT2286.01)

Benjamin Anastas

The recent mass migrations of people due to armed conflict, the globalized economy, the fall of the colonial world order and climate change have unsettled political establishments throughout the West and set of waves of pro-nationalist and anti-immigrant protests. In literature, however, the voices of the dispossessed have arguably never been stronger or more influential. This class will pair the reading of fiction from the new Literature of Global Dislocation–Yuri Herrera’s Signs Preceding the End of the World (Mexico); Edwidge Danticat’s The Dew Breaker (Haiti, the U.S.); Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth (the U.S., Vietnam); Hisham Mater’s In the Country of Men (Libya); and many more–with readings in postcolonial theory, philosophy and literary criticism.

Prerequisites: None
Credits: 4
M 10:00am - 11:50am; Th 10:00am - 11:50am
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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