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En 119
9 units (3-0-6)  | third term
We read three famous novels about people who migrate and people who immigrate: Charles Yu's 'Interior Chinatown' (2020), Zadie Smith's 'White Teeth' (2000), and Salman Rushdie's 'Midnight's Children' (1981). Note that while each of these novels centers on one relatively happy family, they also dwell on failed assimilation, stereotyping, interethnic and religious conflict, and racism. Why make literature out of such serious themes? On the other hand, have these authors chosen their complex and experimental narrative structures precisely to convey the idea of displacement?
Instructor: Haugen