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ENGL4860 WILSON, IZOLA TR 11:00 AM 0144


COURSE DESCRIPTION: In “Native Interventions in American Literature" our course will consider how American Indian/Indigenous authors create texts that bend narrative poetry into fiction; traditional stories into science fiction, horror into historical, and test the limits of genre.  We will consider American Indian literatures as transgenres, that is, texts that experiment with other media and refuse categorization.  We will explore the meaning of “tribalography” and its roots in tribal epistemologies.  Students we will read Native novels such as Johnny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead, Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse, and There, There by Tommy Orange, among others. We will consider methods of resistance that American Indian/ Indigenous authors employ in order to intervene in the dominate colonial imaginings about tribal peoples.  The course is reading and writing intensive and highly interactive -- meaning it is driven by student inquiry.