Intro to Comp Lit

Intro to Comp Lit

Memoir and Immigration
Course Number: 
100.001
Course Catalog Number: 
32719
Course Type or Level: 
Instructor: 
Sophie Volpp
Days: 
Tu/Th
Time: 
9:30-11am
Semester: 
Location: 
104 Wheeler

Comparative Literature 100 is an introduction to the field of Comparative Literature via a topical lens. This fall, we will read memoirs (both fictional and non-fictional) centered on the experience of immigration. We will also examine the work of key figures in narrative theory. Authors include Michael Ondaatje, Jamaica Kincaid, Edwidge Dandicat, Maxine Hong Kingston, Faye Myenne Ng, Charles Yu, Ocean Vuong and Thi Bui.