This course explores American literature as a site of cultural intersection between European settlers and indigenous peoples.   We will read early American texts in conversation with films portraying those encounters, bringing a critical and historical lens to both.  For example, we will read Jacques Cartier with Hochelaga: Land of Souls (2017), the Jesuit Relations with Black Robe (1991) Guaman Pomo de Ayala, Hernan Cortés, and Mayan codices with Apocalypto (2006).  The course requires standard English reading and writing requirements while teaching film analysis as well.

Taught by Dr. Penny Kelsey.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors).
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: American Literature