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Artifacts of US Empire: Post-Cold War Narratives of Migration and Multiethnic Literature
WRCT 303
Spring 2020
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 263, ENGL 331

This course focuses on post-cold war literature about migrating to the US. By reading diasporic fiction coming out of and about Indian, Iranian, Cuban, Dominican, Filipino, Vietnamese, and Korean diasporas, students will examine how stories of migrating to the US are noteworthy artifacts of US empire. Importantly, we will question the ways in which these texts are tasked with the work of representing empire, imperialism, trauma, violence, and, for that matter, assimilation, meritocracy, and the US as benevolent nation-state. How do they challenge these expectations? Rescript them? Fall into their alluring traps?
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA WRCT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENGL)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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