5: Writing about Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Identity
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- Examine the concerns of scholars working with African American, ethnic, and postcolonial theories.
- Apply various cultural theories to works of literature.
- Review works of poetry and fiction that explore issues of racial, ethnic, and cultural identity.
- Learn how to respectfully disagree with other scholars within an academic argument.
- Draft and revise a critique of a work of literature based on racial, ethnic, or cultural issues within the work.
- 5.1: Literary Snapshot: "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland"
- 5.2: Postcolonial, Racial, and Ethnic Theory: An Overview
- 5.3: Writing about Race, Ethnic, and Cultural Identity: A Process Approach
- 5.4: Student Writer at Work: Ashley Eckhardt’s Postcolonial Paper in Action
- 5.5: Student Writer at Work: Stefanie Jochman’s African American Studies Paper in Action
- 5.6: Student Writer at Work: Hannah Schmitt’s Ethnic Studies Paper in Action
- 5.7: Student Sample Student Paper: Alyce Hockers’s “The Slavery Metaphor of Moby-Dick”
- 5.8: Strategies for Starting Your Cultural Identity Paper
- 5.E: Writing about Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Identity (Exercises)
- 5.S: Writing about Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Identity (Summary)