ENGL 258

Native American Literature

Native American life and texts are bicultural products which combine, sometimes uneasily, tribal concepts and narrative forms with “Western” ones. This course will examine some of the literary effects of such intersections and issues such as gender constructions in the works. The class will introduce students to a variety of significant native writers and cultural traditions. Works studied can include fiction. Close reading, various interpretive strategies, and research skills will be stressed. III.W, V.2