ENGLISH 475 - Studies in World Literatures in English
Section: 001 Empire, Violence, and Narrative in the Asia/Pacific
Term: FA 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores how contemporary authors represent and intervene in the violent and often traumatic experiences engendered by imperialism and colonization in Asia and the Pacific. It will examine both past histories of colonization in locations such as New Zealand/Aotearoa, India, Korea, and Japan as well as ongoing occupations of Guam, Micronesia, and Hawai‘i. We will read authors such as Ishiguro, Hulme, Holt, Santos Perez, Keller, and Sidhwa for both the ways the attempt to represent what has been called by the “impossible history” of trauma, on the one hand, and also for the ways that narrative intervenes in and potentially empowers the subject to transform his/her relationship to the legacy of violence.

ENGLISH 475 - Studies in World Literatures in English
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
30969
Open
6
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 0385721811
When the emperor was divine : a novel, Author: Otsuka, Julie, 1962-
Required
ISBN: 9780571345724
PALE VIEW OF HILLS., Author: ISHIGURO, KAZUO., Publisher: FABER AND FABER 2018
Required
ISBN: 1101127678
Comfort woman, Author: Keller, Nora Okja., Publisher: Penguin Books 2014
Required
ISBN: 1890650463
[Saina]., Author: Perez, Craig Santos., Publisher: Omnidawn 2010
Required
ISBN: 1571318275
Cracking India : a Novel, Author: Sidhwa, Bapsi., Publisher: Milkweed Editions 2010
Required
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