Contemporary Native American Literature

This course is a survey of contemporary Native American literature written after the turn of the century. The course will focus on issues such as: (1) identity and indigeneity; (2) the definition of “Native American literature;” and (3) the thematic connections between reading and the environment/land. We will consider the cultural, historical, and political context of each piece, moving from non-fiction, to fiction, to sci-fi while incorporating media into the course through videogames, music and graphic novels.

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