This course examines representative texts in Asian-American literature, introducing students to the competing forces of ethnic identity, hybridity, generational conflict and assimilation in novels, short stories and poetry by Asian-Americans who are contemplating their identities in America. Studies will begin with 19th -century immigrant literature and continue with literary works, cultural criticism and historic legal developments that reflect the Asian experience in America. Race, gender, interactions with other minority groups and a universe of stereotypes complicate the process acculturation and acquiring the various elements of what we call the American Dream are examined. 


4 sh

Course Types

Expression; Literature; Asian Studies Elective

Previous Course Number

ENG 248

Powered by SmartCatalog IQ