This course aims to provide a panoramic view of the operations of race and culture in the literature of a racially ethnic community of the Americas, from early oral traditions through the first written and published works. Captivity narratives, autobiographies, poems, prose, and different genres of resistance writing, allow students to examine anew, colonial, emancipatory, anti-colonial, and pivotal modern socio-political and aesthetic movements and eras. Cultivating an informed sense of the complexity of issues of race and culture in the creation of Ethnic Literature, and the geographical itineraries and impact of such cultural production processes, national and global senses, are major objectives of this course.

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Survey of Race and Culture in Ethnic Literature