English R1B

Reading & Composition: 21st-Century Native American Fiction

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2012 Gillis, Brian
MWF 9-10 225 Wheeler

Book List

Hausman, Blake M. : Riding the Trail of Tears; Alexie, Sherman: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian; Cheyfitz (Editor), Eric: The Columbia Guide to American Indian Literatures of the United States Since 1945; Erdrich, Louise: The Plague of the Doves ; Matthaei; Grutman, Grant; Amiotte, Gay; Jewel; Thomasson : The Ledgerbook of Tomas Blue Eagle ; Porter; Roemer, Joy; Kenneth M. : The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature; Wong; Muller; Magdaleno (Editors), Hertha D. Sweet; Lauren Stuart; Jana Sequoya: Reckonings: Contemporary Short Fiction by Native American Women


This course will examine a variety of texts written by or about Native Americans in the first decade of the 21st century. Course requirements will include two preliminary essays (3-5 pp), and a final research component (10-15 pp). At the end of the semester you will present one of these essays at an in-class colloquium.

For more information about the class, copies of the syllabus, and an up-to-date book list, please visit the course website at: https://sites.google.com/site/briangillisteaching/home

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