Spring Semester Senior Choice

How do the stories told by first-generation immigrant writers differ from those of other writers? What do we expect from first-generation voices? How do these voices interrogate canonical American literature and challenge how we define “American”? This course will explore these questions and the short story form as a vehicle for such voices. Towards the end of the term, students will have the opportunity to choose one of the authors sampled in the course and read more of their work independently. Students will respond to texts in a variety of ways: response writing, formal analysis, and creative projects.