Literature, Diaspora, Migration, and Trauma

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2023

This course examines a diverse range of creative and critical discourses on trauma and the global African; East, South, Southeast, and West Asian (Chinese, Indian, Iranian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese); and Middle Eastern (Jewish, Palestinian, Lebanese); as well as Latin American diasporas. We focus on the connections among diasporas, displacement, migration, and trauma, and on the relationships of these phenomena and constructions and understandings of artistic and cultural identities, ethnicity/race, gender/sexuality, inequality, disease/illness/health/disability, religion, postcolonialism, transculturation (including translation), multilingualism, globalization and global history, world literature, and global literatures.

Additional Information:
Faculty: Karen Thornier
Semester: Full Spring Term
Time: Thursday, 12:45 - 2:45 pm
COMPLIT 277