ENG 134: Ethnicity, Race, and the City in Literature

(4 units)




Together we will explore traditions in America's diverse cultural literatures, and literary representations of relations between and within different ethnic and racial communities. We emphasize The City as a crucible of cultural transformation. We will read mostly Modern and Contemporary American narratives, including some poetry. The course focuses on representations of immigration, assimilation, alienation, racism, exclusion, ethnic pride and cultural difference in The City.

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Prerequisite: one lliterature course or the consent of the instructor.

ENG 134 meets once a week.

ENG 134U meets the G.E. options “Reading Imaginative Literature” under “Common Inquiries” and “Writing and Speech Intensive Course” under “Common Skills.”