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Introduction to Asian American Literature
AMST 262
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: ENGL 257, EAST 263

This course serves as a broad introduction to Asian American literature. Through close readings of key Asian American literary works, as well as works by emergent authors, we will ask what it means to be "Asian American," how literary works "represent" these experiences and how the meaning of Asian American has changed by developments within the Asian American literary and political imagination. We will also examine how race, class, gender and sexuality inform the aesthetic and political dimensions of Asian American literature. In particular, we will address concerns about "authenticity," immigrant experiences and the positioning of Asian Americans as perpetual outsiders.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AMST
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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