Class 19891 ENAM 3559 - 001 (Lecture)
New Course in American Literature
Topic America and the Global South
Instructor Lisa Goff
Lisa GoffTuTh 2:00PM - 3:15PMDell 2 100
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Enrollment: (Show Graph) 22 students (capacity 28)
Status: Open, No Waitlist Available When Full
Units: 3
Meeting Dates: 01/18/2017 - 05/02/2017
Class Components: Lecture Required
Enrollment Requirements: None
Requirement Designation: None
Class Attributes: None
Grading: Student Option
SIS Description: This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of American Literature. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at
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Description Students in this course will examine and interpret conceptions of America from the point of view of novelists, filmmakers, journalists, and scholars in the Global South. American and Global South landscapes will be a focus of the class, as will images, artifacts, and material culture that reveal Global South views of the United States.
Syllabus America and the Global South, ENAM 3559-001


Fiction, memoir, documentary, film:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, short stories
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Allows, Dinaw Mengestu
We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo
The Other Side of Immigration (2009), director Roy Germano
Under the Same Moon (2007), director Patricia Riggens
No Telephone to Heaven, Michelle Cliff
Brother, I’m Dying, Edwidge Danticat
Undocumented, Dan-el Padilla Peralta
The Namesake, Jumpa Lahiri. 
The Red Convertible, Louise Erdrich
Smoke Signals (1998), based on book by Sherman Alexie
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
Throwed Away, Linda Flowers

Criticism and commentary:
Debjani Ganguly
Jean and John Comaroff
Tim Parks
Dell Upton
Rina Swentzell
Edward Ayers
Ta-Nehisi Coates
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