ENGL - 222
Catalog Year: 2017
This course traces the evolution of Native American writing from its origins in the oral tradition to its varied expression in modern fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. The course will examine the ways in which world view, cosmology, myth and symbol are interwoven to create the rich fabric of Native American storytelling. Students will discuss themes of recovery of identity, revision of stereotypes, resistance to colonization, the traditional connection to the land, and sovereignty, which are presented in contemporary texts. The writings will be studied in their cultural context as well as for the elements of content, style and meaning.