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AIS 377 A: Contemporary American Indian Literature

Meeting Time: 
TTh 11:30am - 1:20pm
MGH 228
Christopher B. Teuton
Christopher B. Teuton
Offered jointly with ENGL 357.

Additional Details:

At the heart of any Indigenous community you will find its stories. Stories passed on by word of mouth, through expressive art forms, and in writing all respond in creative and adaptive ways to the changing histories, lifeways, and circumstances of Native American peoples. Over the past forty years, the novel has become the single most important genre of Native American storytelling. In this class, we will read a wide variety of many of the best works of contemporary Indigenous novels from inside the territorial boundaries of the United States and Canada. In the course of our reading and discussion, we’ll engage the ideas and contexts these powerful works of literature invite us to consider.

Catalog Description: 
Creative writings (novels, short stories, poems) of contemporary Indian authors; the traditions out of which these works evolved. Differences between Indian writers and writers of the dominant European/American mainstream. Offered: jointly with ENGL 359.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Writing (W)
Last updated: 
December 8, 2017 - 3:22pm