Vietnam and the American Imagination|
Fall 2014 not offered
This course looks at comparative representations of Vietnam by considering literary works written by American and Vietnamese American authors. To guide our studies, we will examine diverse primary texts in conjunction with scholarship drawn from literary criticism and Asian American studies. Our cross-cultural approach will be aimed at understanding how representing Vietnam continues to shape changing ideas about American culture, nationhood, and power in Southeast Asia.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(HRAD-MN)
Course reader with poetry, short fiction, photography, and essays
Duki Dror, THE JOURNEY OF VAAN NGUYEN
Nhat Linh, GOING TO FRANCE
Bao Phi, SONG I SING
Susan Sontag, TRIP TO HANOI
le thi diem thuy, THE GANGSTER WE ARE ALL LOOKING FOR
G. B. Tran, VIETNAMERICA
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Attendance and active participation; shorter papers; longer research paper; presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the English major Literatures of Difference requirement and the research option requirement for English major thesis writers; it contributes to the fulfillment of the American Lit and Race & Ethnicity concentration requirements.
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