Topic for Spring 2007: Bilingual/Bicultural Lives. Explores the linguistic, historical, political, psychological, cultural, and literary aspects of bilingualism and biculturalism in the US and internationally. History of hegemonic languages and of linguistic and cultural resistance. Issues of immigration, exile, and borderlands. Focuses on the personal alienation and enrichment to which bilingualism leads, on generational conflict, and on the role language and culture play in the construction of identity. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Taught in English.
Faculty: De Courtivron, Isabelle