Race, Class, and Family in Contemporary Literature: Journeys, Generations, and Translations


An opportunity to study with the Somali-Italian author Igiaba Scego, this English-language course explores representations of race, class & families in contemporary fiction. The course has three parts: 1) Analysis of Scego's work, which is crucial to debates on migration, decolonization, racism, feminism & translation; 2) read Italian and Brazilian authors to examine the intersection of color and class that cross Italy & Brazil from the colonial period to today, including the journeys and interactions between parents, siblings; 3) discussion of Scego's just-translated 'The Color Line,' which moves between the U.S., Italy, and Somalia, & final projects.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • ICS 382
  • ITALIAN 382
  • LIT 378
  • PORTUGUE 382
Typically Offered
Fall Only