U.S. Ethnic and Postcolonial Literatures

Faculty List

Ryan Friedman, Area Coordinator

USEP is a multidisciplinary area, which offers courses in African American, Anglophone African, Asian American, Latino/a, and global postcolonial literature and culture. While each faculty member has his or her own method and approach to their various objects of study (narrative fiction, poetry, autobiography, comic books, performance art, and film, to name a few), all share a common interest in enriching our understanding of how race and ethnicity, colonialism and imperialism, nationalism and transnationalism intersect with class, gender, sexuality, and other categories of power and difference.

Key Courses

Undergraduate courses:
ENG 2281: Introduction to African-American Literature
ENG 2291: U.S. Literature: 1865 to Present
ENG 4581: Special Topics in U.S. Ethnic Literatures
ENG 4582: Special Topics in African-American Literature
ENG 4583: Special Topics in World Literature in English
ENG 4586: Studies in American Indian Literature and Culture
ENG 4587: Studies in Asian American Literature and Culture
ENG 4588: Studies in Latino/a Literature and Culture

Graduate courses:
ENG 6757.01: Introduction to Graduate Study in African-American Literature, 1746-1900
ENG 6757.02: Introduction to Graduate Study in African-American Literature, 1900 to Present
ENG 6758: Introduction to Graduate Study in U.S. Ethnic Literature and Culture
ENG 6760: Introduction to Graduate Study in Postcolonial Literature and Theory
ENG 7851: Seminar in Critical Approaches to Black Literature
ENG 7858: Seminar in U.S. Ethnic Literatures and Culture
ENG 7864: Seminar in Postcolonial/Transnational Literatures

Affiliated Projects & Centers

Asian American Studies
American Indian Studies
Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU (DISCO)
Latino & Latin American Studies Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER )
Sexuality Studies
Mulitcultural Center
Comparative Studies