CC 300 EVX - Topics in Literature: Global Literature: A Search for Identity

3 Credits
W 6:30-9:00 pm - Professor Nunes
Cross-listed with ENGL 390EVX Fulfills diversity requirement 

The journey of self-discovery and the existential question, “Who am I, in reality?” (Frantz Fanon), is common among people. Literature often provides us with a particular vista into personal and cultural identity. Through short stories, essays and poetry (including texts from rap music) we will explore how writers from around the world probe and profess who they are.

Writers include Chinua Achebe, Isabel Allende, Alice Munro, “Nas” (Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones), Shailja Patel and Derek Walcott.