2020-2021 University Catalog 
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2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 365 - Fugitive Mobilities: Migration and Environmental Imagination in 20th-Century America

A study of American literature in the 20th century with a focus on the aesthetic, environmental, and cultural meanings of mobility, particularly as practiced by figures that move - or refuse to move - in defiance of the dominant culture: vagabonds, migrant laborers, fugitives. To uncover the racial and political meanings of twentieth-century mobilities in the Americas, we will explore texts in a variety of media - narrative fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, photography, sound recordings, and film - and theorize these mediums from a range of perspectives. Major figures include John Dos Passos, Dorothea Lange, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Susan Sontag, Toni Morrison, Cormac McCarthy, Ida B. Wells, Sherman Alexie, and Richard Wright.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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