UNDOCUMENTED AMERICA IN LIT

LIT 329S

This seminar explores the representation of lived experiences, trajectories, and current events vis-à-vis the figure of the undocumented migrant, in contemporary American literature. Testimonial accounts, journalism chronicles, memoirs, poetry, cinematic works, and critical scholarship inform and propel our study of the experience of ( illegal ) migrant movement departure, journey, and arrival as portrayed in Latino and Latina literature. We will question status designations such as illegal, undocumented, and unauthorized ; legitimacy and recognition; the inadmissible and the construction of suspect bodies; social participation in US society. Instructor: Milian

Day / Time: 

TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Location: 

Allen 318

Instructor: 

Milian, Claudia

Section: 

01