Spring 2012

Multiethnic American Literature

Listed in: English, as ENGL-364

Formerly listed as: ENGL-65


Robert T. Hayashi (Section 01)


Ethnicity.  What is it?  What does it mean to be Irish American?  African American?  Jewish American?  How does one experience being any one of these?  What does literature by “ethnic” authors tell us about identity in America and how ethnicity, in particular, shapes how we tell stories?  Moreover, what about the other side of that hyphenated identity–American?  What does that mean in an increasingly diverse nation?  These are some of the questions that will guide us during the semester as we read and discuss samples of American ethnic literature:  poetry, oratory, prose, and memoir.

Limited to 30 students.  Spring semester.  Professor Hayashi.

If Overenrolled: Preference given first to English majors, and students in related fields: American Studies, Black Studies, and the APA certificate program.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Spring 2012