Emigration and Immigration in Literature The Literature Of The U.S. Immigrant Experience As Studied - Essay

The Literature Of The U.S. Immigrant Experience As Studied

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Critical courses which involve the study of the literature of the US Immigrant experience take diverse approaches. For example, an immigrant experience book may simply be placed at the beginning of a long chronological list of American authors, or, a particular ethnic group may be studied, with one or two immigrant experience books acting as precursors to later, more contemporary work. Courses which focus purely on past immigrant experience literature often organize book lists by looking at a particular region or place (say, Penn State and in particular Pittsburgh, or New York) where immigrant groups congregated for work and social reasons, or, courses organize book lists purely by ethnicity. Another approach...

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