After Orientalism: Asian American Literature and Theory After 2000|
From early articulations of cultural nationalist pride to today's transnational, intersectional, deconstructive, feminist, and queer critiques, Asian American studies is a field that has radically expanded and transformed since its original emergence out of the Third World and student strikes of the late 1960s. This course seeks to take the temperature of Asian America today by exploring a range of contemporary works published after the millennium, more than 30 years after the field's inception. Alongside a selection of novels, poetry, short stories, and graphic novels by some of the most acclaimed contemporary writers in America, we will also consider critical and theoretical texts that offer different perspectives on our contemporary historical moment, exploring frameworks of modernity, postmodernity, neoliberalism, and the university as ways of situating contemporary Asian America's aesthetic innovations.
Though not required, it is strongly recommended that students have taken ENGL230 Introduction to Asian American Literature or a comparable substitute prior to enrolling.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CEAS-MN)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Cathy Park Hong, DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION
Jhumpa Lahiri, UNACCUSTOMED EARTH
Nam Le, THE BOAT
Chang-rae Lee, ON SUCH A FULL SEA
Tao Lin, TAIPEI
R. Zamora Linmark, LECHE
Ruth Ozeki, A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING
Julie Otsuka, THE BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC
Ed Park, PERSONAL DAYS
Srikanth Reddy, VOYAGER
Adrian Tomine, SHORTCOMINGS
Criticism by Kandice Chuh, Yoon Sun Lee, Lisa Lowe, Colleen Lye, Mark McGurl, Sianne Ngai, Min Hyoung Song, and others.
|Examination and Assignments: |
weekly Moodle posts, short papers, one longer paper, class presentation
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the Literatures of Difference requirement and contributes to the American Literature and Race & Ethnicity concentrations of the English major. This course counts as an AMST senior seminar.
|Instructor(s): Tang,Amy Cynthia Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 10||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 2||FR: X|