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Archiving America
ENGL 341
Fall 2014 not offered

How do we know what we know? This seminar will explore how the archive has shaped diverse imaginings of America. We will read primary works in which archives--in the form of documents, found objects, and archival spaces--feature prominently and compel us to question how we determine what an archive is and what its meanings are. We will also examine critical texts to understand how the archive can discipline knowledge, yet when used creatively and critically, can help us come to know that which we don't know. Students will conduct their own archival projects to illuminate something new about our understanding of America.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)

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