ENGL 257 A: Asian-American Literature

Meeting Time: 
MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
CHL 015
SLN: 
14090
Instructor:
Shawn Wong
Shawn Wong

Additional Details:

This course will take a historical, political, and critical look at Asian American writing from the late 19th century to the present. The goal of the class is to give students the ability to read almost any Asian American literary work published in the past and in the future and understand the historical imperatives that are at the foundation of each work from the social history of the particular Asian ethnic community to institutionalized racism to the literary life of the author. The class will read works by Fae Myenne Ng, Joy Kogawa, John Okada, Louis Chu, and many others.

Catalog Description: 
Examines the emergence of Asian American literature as a response to anti-Asian legislation, cultural images, and American racial formation. Encourages thinking critically about identity, power, inequalities, and experiences of marginality.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
March 16, 2016 - 3:58pm