English Course: Literature of Exile

Registration for the Spring 2021 semester is now closed.


The FIU Department of English is offering its Literature of Exile (LIT 4253-U01) course this Spring Semester.

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“Derailed” by Randy Narkir

This course focuses on the creative process exiled writers employ when translating their exilic experiences into a work of art. The course explores writings by authors who never left their native land but felt compelled to apply the concept of exile as both a metaphor and theme in their artistic creations. Among the authors whose novels and short stories students examine are Joseph Conrad, Ana Menéndez, Milan Kun-dera, Vladimir Nabokov, I.B. Singer and Gail Tsukiyama.

Headshot of Dr. Asher Milbauer

This remote course will be taught by Asher Milbauer on Mondays from 6:25 to 9:05 PM.

Millbauer earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington. He specializes in Late American Literature, Exile Literature, Jewish American Literature and Holocaust Literature.

Course fulfills: Major/Minor: American Literature After 1900, Multicultural.

Required for Exile Studies Certificate

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