ENGH 352: Topics in Ethnic American Literature

ENGH 352-001: Haunted Native America
(Fall 2023)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW

Planetary Hall 124

Section Information for Fall 2023

What do ghosts want? Why should we listen to ghosts and reckon with them? And why are there so many ghosts, hauntings, and monsters in Native American and Indigenous literature? This course will be a field guide to the undead presences in Haunted Native America. We'll consider how and why hauntings speak to traumas, local environments, colonial (and other) horrors, efforts to secure Indigenous futures, and more. What do  Indigenous ghosts have to say to living Indigenous characters and communities as well as to non-Native readers? Why are some of these ghosts so friendly and others so . . . not? The newly-renovated syllabus for this class will give us an autumn of good, spooky readings and discussions. Join us!


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Studies particular ethnic American literatures. Focuses on literatures such as Asian American, Native American, Latino/a, Arab American, or Jewish American. Notes: May be repeated when topic (expressed by course subtitle and content) is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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