English and Writing Studies Special Topics Courses
English and Writing Special Topics Courses
To see what upper level special topics courses are being offered in English and Writing Studies this semester, or have been offered in past semesters, please go to the ENG 110 topics page.
ENG 312: Studies in American Authors: Writers of the American Southwest (Dr. Pinti)
In this course, we will read and discuss a variety of authors who write about the American Southwest, including Native American, Chican@, and Anglo writers working in a range of genres, from fiction and poetry to memoir and nature writing. We will study how the desert southwest and the border region function imaginatively and ideologically in the US, and explore issues related to gender, race, religion, multiculturalism, and the environment (among others) as they are raised by these writers. Authors will likely include (but not be limited to) Edward Abbey, Rudolfo Anaya, Ana Castillo, Cormac McCarthy, and Leslie Marmon Silko. (Advanced American elective)