Introduction to Asian American Literature|
Spring 2017 not offered
AMST 264, CEAS 231|
This course introduces students to Asian American literature and literary criticism by surveying how meanings of America have long depended on Asian America. We will explore how familiar contexts such as Asian exclusion and the model minority myth play out in the literature, but we will also turn to emergent trajectories, including representations of Asian Americans in the South, Vietnam War refugee aesthetics, and global cultures such as breakdancing. By examining a range of genres and the critical apparatuses that these works have generated, we will think about Asian America's broader role in the making of American culture.
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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)
Carlos Bulosan, America is in the Heart
Frank Chin, The Chickencoop Chinaman
Jessica Hagedorn, Dogeaters
Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior
David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly
Joy Kogawa, Obasan
Chang-rae Lee, A Gesture Life
Ruth Ozeki, My Year of Meats
Karen Tei Yamashita, Through the Arc of the Rainforest
*Additional readings available as library E-Reserves
|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 Literature and Race & Ethnicity concentrations for the English major.
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