English 333jl - Seminar: Topics: A Major Writer in English-Jhumpa Lahiri

Sem:T-Jhumpa Lahiri

Ambreen Hai

W 1:20 PM - 4:00 PM

Smith College
Wright 238
Indian American writer Jhumpa Lahiri became an overnight star in 1999 with her first short story collection, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Interpreter of Maladies. She has since published many novels, story collections and essays. Internationally acclaimed for her beautifully crafted, deeply moving fiction about migration, love, loss, belonging, unbelonging, home and family, this trilingual twenty-first century writer has already generated an astonishing body of scholarship. This course focuses on Lahiri’s fiction and non-fiction, her themes and techniques, and includes her recent work in translation. The intersectionality of race, ethnicity, gender and class is central to the analysis. Supplementary readings include postcolonial, Asian American and feminist theory, history and literary criticism. Enrollment limited to 12. Juniors and seniors only. Instructor permission required.

[CE] JR/SR only

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.