Introduction to Asian American Literature|
This course introduces students to Asian American literature and criticism by situating literature, art, and film in historical and regional context and in relation to key conceptual debates. The 1960s institutionalization of Asian American studies opened the door for the examination of a wide range of works and histories identified as Asian American, and these studies have been complemented by waves of conceptual frameworks aimed at delineating the cultural, political, and social stakes of the field. We will focus on transnational migrations as a common thread throughout the works, querying how various modes of mobility at both local and global levels take shape in literature and underpin how we think about the relationship between Asia and Asian America. We will revisit points of well-known Asian-American contact while illuminating others that have been less studied, including coolie labor in Cuba and Jamaica and Vietnamese asylum in Israel.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Lit&Cult)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Course reader with poetry, short fiction, and critical essays
Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung. DICTEE
Hwang, David Henry. M. BUTTERFLY
Truong, Monique T.D. THE BOOK OF SALT
Yang, Gene Luen. AMERICAN BORN CHINESE
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Attendance and active participation; shorter writing assignments; midterm; longer final paper; presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course meets the Literature of Difference major requirement and contributes to the American Lit and Race & Ethnicity concentrations for the English major.
|Instructor(s): Nguyen,Marguerite Bich Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: DWNY113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 8||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 13||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 0|
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