University of Oxford

File(s) not publicly available

Crossing Borders in Law and Literature, Vanderbilt University

online resource
posted on 2022-07-06, 16:23 authored by Post Discipline AdminPost Discipline Admin
This course provides a general overview of U.S. immigration law and policy, and considers the complex dynamics of border crossing. We will examine the admission, exclusion, deportation and integration of noncitizens in the United States, and we’ll analyze the many narrative issues that emerge as migrants encounter officials from the host country. This will bring us into the realms of self-representation, translation, narrative analysis, and the challenges of representing ourselves in language with reference to both legal and literary examples. This information has been collected for the Post-Discipline Online Syllabus Database. The database explores the use of literature by schools of professional education in North America. It forms part of a larger project titled Post-Discipline: Literature, Professionalism, and the Crisis of the Humanities, led by Dr Merve Emre with the assistance of Dr Hayley G. Toth. You can find more information about the project at Data was collected and accurate in 2021/22.


Subject Area


Geographic Region

East South Central

University or College

Vanderbilt University

Funding Status


Endowment (according to NACUBO's U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20) ($1,000)


Annual Tuition and Mandatory Fees 2021-2022 ($) (Resident; Non-resident, where applicable)


Course Title

Crossing Borders in Law and Literature

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)

PhD Comparative Literature

Position of Instructor(s)

Professor of Law

Academic Year(s) Active

2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/2020, 2020/21, 2021/22. This course may been running longer, but course catalog archives do not go back further than 2016.

Course Enrolment


Usage metrics

    Post-Discipline: Literature, Professionalism, and the Crisis of the Humanities



    Ref. manager