Special Topics

  • Quarters: Summer, Autumn

This course explores the cultural production of contemporary immigrant populations, focusing primarily on communities in France and the US. Interdisciplinary in nature, this course borrows from different fields, most notably sociolinguistics, migrant studies, identity studies, and cultural studies. We will consider a broad range of literary (e.g. memoirs, short stories, novels) and cultural texts (e.g. films, art, music) that emerge from interactions between immigrant groups and host countries. The aim of the course is to inform students of the processes of identity (re)construction that migrants undergo when in a new environment.