AMCULT 324 - Asian American Literature
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:

This course may be used to meet the "Women, Gender, and/or Sexuality" and the "Ethnic and/or Indigenous Studies" breadth requirements for the concentration in American Culture.

May not be repeated for credit.
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What does it mean to read and interpret Asian American literature?

This course is an introduction to Asian American texts that represent a range of genres: autobiography, poetry, drama, short story, novel, cultural history, stand-up comedy, and cultural criticism. An understanding of their sociohistorical context and political significance is crucial, so occasionally we will pair literary texts with historical and legal texts. Yet the latter also will be treated as “literary” material that relies on the power of rhetoric and figurative language. Generally, we will emphasize the constructed and crafted nature of the texts at hand, a challenging task for all students of literature but perhaps especially when it comes to analyzing literature by U.S. writers of color.

Course requirements: several short responses; an essay topic proposal; two essays; and an exam.

AMCULT 324 - Asian American Literature
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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