ENGL 265 Native American Literature I

Using some lecture and regular classroom discussions, this course is designed to introduce the study of Native American literature by and about Native Americans. Native American literature consists of a wide range of voices and themes across different tribes, times, and places. In this class, traditional aspects of Native American literature—vibrant oral histories, myths, and stories—will be paired with writings by modern writers. Because of the traditionally rich oral and visual components of Native American literature, materials for the course will likely be drawn from several media, including audio recordings, film, poetry, fiction, essays, and drama. It is a goal to approach the class as a conversation among a community of learners, in which we can try out a variety of approaches to critical reading and deep thinking.