Classroom.google code: livc6g7
Explore the world of Native American Literature. Tradition and renewal are the major themes we will use to study Native American literature over the course of the semester. Traditional native "literature" is oral, spoken in a tribal language, and comes alive through the interaction of speaker and audience. We'll have access to some of these performances through video footage and audio recordings. But our primary focus will be on more contemporary Native literature written in English, which draws on stories and traditions that have been passed down for generations. Over the course of the semester, we'll analyze literary texts from a range of genres, read books, and learn about different tribal cultures, languages, and histories. Students taking this course will develop an appreciation for Native American literatures and cultures, learn to read literature carefully and analytically, improve their oral and written communication skills, and broaden their knowledge of diversity.
"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave."
READING LIST (MAY OR MAY NOT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING):
- Love Medicine
- Fools Crow
- House Made of Dawn
- Yellow Raft on Blue Water
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
- Reservation Blues
- The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
- Blue Elk Speaks