What do U.S. writers who identify as Jewish and/or African American have in common with each other? As some of you undoubtedly know, there has been much ink spilt on the correspondences and conflicts between these influential American groups. With an eye towards understanding their common ground-the move from ghetto to gated community, as it were (and, for some, the inability to do so)-we will look also to comprehend the fault lines that shape their literary identities. Too, we will see how other categories-of class, of gender, of immigrant status-further mark their productions. Readers of modern American literature should know the shared and vexed history of their literary worlds. Satisfies the Twentieth Century and later requirement.This course may fulfill the global or minority literatures requirement for students who declare an English major in the fall 2021 semester and beyond.
Course Attributes: EN H; AS HUM; AS SD I; FA HUM; AR HUM; EL TC; AS SC; EL GML