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Place, Belonging, and Sound in the 20th c. Latina/o/x, Black, & Caribbean Imaginations--NYC
ENGL 215
Spring 2017
Section: 01  

Throughout the latter 20th century, New York City has held a voyeuristic allure as a site of excess and pleasure that is nevertheless "seedy," "gritty," and segregated. Through select literary, cinematic, and performance optics of Latina/o/x, Black, and Caribbean writers and artists, this course will focus on memory, representation, form, sound, and the imagination in the layered and shifting site of mid-20th-21st century New York City--and even more specifically, of Harlem, the Bronx, the Lower East Side, Brooklyn, and Elizabeth, NJ. Fictionalizations, poeticizations, and performances of first-person memories and re-imaginings of overheard stories from older generations about life in the U.S. South and life in the Caribbean will feature in the works that we will study in this course.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CBST-MN)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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