ENGL 5004 W Studies in Transnational Literatures: Memory and Migration
(cross-listed with CLMD 6102 and MGDS 5002)

Winter 2023

Instructor: Professor Sarah Casteel

This class explores the relationship between memory, migration, and aesthetic representation. We will consider the role of particular literary and artistic genres in producing, preserving, shaping, and circulating transnational and diasporic memories. How do writers and artists recover memories that have been disrupted or lost as a result of forced or voluntary migration? How do they negotiate between personal or familial memory and official, state memory? Among the genres we will address are memoir, graphic memoir, historical fiction, photographic portraiture, and landscape art.