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ENG 273-Higa

Understanding the present moment through the exploration of immigration literature…

ENG 272: Show Me Your Documents – Immigration Literature

Summer 1

In this course, articles on critical race theory, cultural studies, globalization theory, and diaspora studies will help us critically frame our investigation of immigration literature. We will read a variety of short fiction, poetry, novels, and life writing from voices across the world in conversation with the history of US immigration policy. Grounded in an understanding of these texts we shall build together, we will explore the context of the public discourse regarding migration in the present moment.

We will view and discuss at least one relevant film in the course. With my guidance and peer input, students will choose their own texts and create and deliver an oral presentation analyzing and contextualizing their chosen texts for their final projects.

Fulfills the general education requirements: DL, NI, WI

About the Instructor
Janet J. Graham is a Ph.D. candidate in literary studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa interested in relationality and trans-border imaginaries in diasporic literature. She enjoys teaching Composition I and is proud of her participation in the Writing Mentor Program. A teacher since 1994, Janet has taught English to secondary students in Washington State and Florida, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in China, and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Abu Dhabi, Vietnam, and Kazakhstan.

For inquiries about the course, email or call (808) 352-0074.

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Term Dates

  • Summer 1
    May 21 – June 29, 2018
  • Summer 2
    July 2 – August 10, 2018
  • Varied Date Courses
    Class schedules vary between May 21 – August 10, 2018

  • Registration Dates
    UHM Seniors
    March 13
    UHM Continuing
    March 14
    New or Visiting
    March 20

Questions? Contact Us

UHM Outreach College

Sinclair Library 310

2425 Campus Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7221