• Intro to Multicultural Literature Syllabus

    Author(s):
    Danica Savonick (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    American Literature, Cultural Studies, Education and Pedagogy, Feminist Humanities
    Subject(s):
    Teaching, American literature, Twentieth century, Multiculturalism, Critical theory
    Item Type:
    Syllabus
    Tag(s):
    syllabus, Pedagogy, 20th-century American literature, Critical multiculturalism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/b9g7-sd09
    Abstract:
    Fall 2019 Syllabus | SUNY Cortland What is literature and why does it matter? How can literary texts help us think differently about the world? In this course, we will explore these and other questions through works of modern and contemporary U.S. literature. In particular, we will consider the ways resources are unevenly distributed along embodied axes of race, class, gender, and sexuality and the roles that language, literature, and culture play in producing and altering these conditions. Students will learn to closely read literary texts in relation to different genres, historical moments, and literary and social movements, and as tools for making sense of the world. We will experiment with the artistic strategies we encounter by producing our own critical and creative texts and attend to each other’s work with the same care and scrutiny given to assigned readings. Thinking alongside Audre Lorde, we will work together to “envision what has not been and…make the reality and pursuit of that vision irresistible.” Note: this course emphasizes experimentation, creativity, collaboration, and student-centered learning.
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