This seminar supplements Prof. Mark Stein’s lecture on migration. The focus of the seminar is to explore literary representations of migration, including how texts negotiate various narratives of migration. We shall read the following books in this seminar: Uwem Akpan’s short story collection, Say You’re One of Them (2008), Emmanuel Dongala’s (Trans. Maria Louise Ascher) Johnny Mad Dog (2005), and John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath (1939). Buy and read these texts by the first day of class. The seminar is a reading class and its success depends on students completing all assigned readings. The seminar will take the format of active class discussions. Various group activities will also be assigned from time to time and each student will be expected to actively participate in these activities.