Asian American Literature

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Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: 42.378; Last Offered: Summer 2015;

Course Description

Asian Americans hold an intriguing place in the cultural imagination: as perpetual foreigners, as so-called 'model minorities' that serve to maintain hegethonic power relations, and as living embodiments of America's memory of its involvement in recent wars. As artists, however, Asian Americans have contributed and impressive body of literary work, and we'll examine some of the most enduring and provocative of these texts. We'll explore themes such as trauma and the immigrant experience, issues of exile and dislocation, Asian Americans' embattled place in our country's history, and the intersections of race and ethnicity with gender and sexuality.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: 42.102 College Writing II
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3

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