Instructor: T.V. Reed
Phone (509) 335-3022
Office: Avery 202M *
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We will look at these texts in an effort to explore the specific, varied qualities of recent American fiction and the specific varied qualities of our own (perhaps) postmodern lives. In particular we will examine the uneven effects of postmodernity and the variety of postmodernisms as shaped by differences in race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, gender, and region (in this regard the question of what constitutes "America" also will be seen as a critical issue).I will designate this array of socially constructed differences through the shorthand terms "multicultural" and "intercultural." The former term means to stress the semi-autonomy of various USA cultures, the latter term to stress their inevitable, power-laden interdependence as sub-cultures woven into a fabric of domination and resistance.