ENGLISH 381 - Asian American Literature
Section: 101
Term: SP 2008
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
This class satisfies the American Literature and New Traditions requirements for English concentrators.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces students to key texts of Asian American Literature that represent a variety of genres: autobiography, poetry, short story, novel, and children's literature. We will examine fascinating experiences of Asian Americans in the U.S. including (but not limited to) Chinese, Filipina/o, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, and Southeast Asians, focusing on nineteenth and twentieth-century America. By placing the texts in a social, economic, personal, historical, cultural, and ideological context, we will compare diverse perspectives and generations of American life. We will look critically at how fiction can intersect with autobiography and how cultural literacy can inform our understanding of texts and community, especially in terms of immigration, nationalism, racism, sexism, and colonialism. Assignments include a term project (such as analyzing or producing an Asian American creative text) and exam.

ENGLISH 381 - Asian American Literature
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101 (LEC)
TuTh 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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