Mar 31, 2023  
Catalogue 2022-2023 
Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 229 - Asian-American Literature, 1946-present

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
This course considers such topics as memory, identity, liminality, community, and cultural and familial inheritance within Asian-American literary traditions. May consider Asian-American literature in relation to other ethnic literatures.

Topic for 2022/23a: Asian-American Literature. This course serves as a sampler, a tasting, challenging convenient temporal categories like genre, gender, nationality, sometimes blurring them so that we/you might see more clearly into literature’s mutating web. Who knows where we might end up, perhaps with a sense of not only what an Asian-American Literature might look like but an American-Asian one, even one worthy of a cancel-cultured hoax. Authors most certainly include: Maxine Hong Kingston, Li-Young Lee, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Arthur Sze, Myung Mi Kim, Don Mei Choi, Cathy Park Hong, Justin Chin, Franny Choi, Jonathan Stalling, Araki Yasusada, Bhanu Kapil, & Amit Chaudhuri. Timothy Liu.

This course satisfies ​the ​REGS requirement for the English major.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS

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