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Spring 2014 Course Descriptions

English 3705  American Multicultural Literatures

English 3705 Section 001       CRN 31625
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American Multicultural Literatures:
Multiculturalism’s Greatest Hits (and Misses)    1230-1345 TR

Since the advent of “multicultural literature” in the 1990s, many minority-authored texts have emerged as widespread favorites among scholars and educators. We will juxtapose popular, widely heralded multicultural works with other worthy, but less familiar ones. What have gate-keeping readers been seeking, and what have they missed? Why have some literary works attained canonical multicultural status, while others that also deserve recognition have been largely overlooked? (Group 2)