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Asian American Cultural Criticism
ENGL 299 SP
How do we make sense of Asian American culture as a coalition of differences and contradictions. This seminar will survey and read closely recent scholarship on Asian American culture. The class will interrogate how
works theorize the textual, cultural and political coalition called Asian America and its connections with other communities of color. We will apply these theories to literary and filmic texts by and about Asian
Moreover, we will ask how such theories help us reconceptualize difference, nationhood, citizenship and coalition.
Palumbo-Liu, Asian/America (Culture)
Trinh, Framer Framed (Film)
Nguyen, Race and Resistance (Literature)
Chang, Disoriented (Law)
Chu, Imagine Otherwise (Law and Literature)
from Danang (PBS Documentary)
Trinh. Surname Viet Given Name Nam
Cho. I am the One that I want
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Students will submit weekly inquiry papers on the assigned reading(s). Each student will present an aspect of the class session's reading assignment, distributing a 4-6 page written version and set of questions to other
students. Grades will be based
on a 15-page final project, inquiry papers, presentations and active listening and participation in class discussion.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Students who have taken Asian Am. Lit, Multi-Ethnic Literature or Introduction to Ethnic Studies will have priority. This course meets the English department's theory requirement.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Isaac,Allan Punzalan
- Times: ...W... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: CRT285;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 15)
- Curricular Renewal: Reading Non-Verbal Texts, Speaking
- Permission: Permission of Instructor Required
POI will be granted by the instructor during the drop/add period using electronic drop/add.
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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