COURSE EVALUATION LINK:
and, I got an email saying that someone nominated me for this:
International Examiner's 2016 Reader's Choice Awards under the category FAVORITE API EDUCATOR
If you feel moved to vote for me, then fill out this survey that they sent to me:
It says it takes 10-15 minutes to fill out, but I think that is a vast overestimate. If I win, I get to attend a community potluck with my family!
Asian American populations have been deeply impacted by restrictive immigration legislation and American foreign policy, putting its peoples in a unique position for defining Americanness. How do artists with an Asian ancestry challenge a country that ostensibly celebrates diversity yet looks with suspicion on the foreign? We’ll look at the creation of “Asian American literature” as a category to examine this question. Why was Asian American literature created? Who is Asian American literature for?
We will be engaging with the short stories of Jhumpa Lahiri; the essays of Carlos Bulosan and Alex Tizon, the comedy of Eddie Huang and Margaret Cho; and novels by Annie Choi and Chang-rae Lee.