ENG-299T.35   The Literature of Immigrants 3 credits

Prerequisites: FYS-101

This course examines non-Western immigrant experiences in North America and Europe through fiction, poetry, personal memoir, and letters. Topics may include generational conflicts, hyphenated identity, racial discrimination, and immigrant rights. Along the way, we will explore the emergence of immigrant activism and the impacts of 20th-century wars, foreign policies, and immigration laws on domestic civil rights movements. Authors may include Michael Ondaatje, Jhumpa Lahri, Chang-Rae Lee, V. S. Naipaul, and Hari Kunzru.