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Asian American Literature

ENGL 072.401
crosslisted as: ASAM 002
instructor(s):
MW 11
fulfills requirements:
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Sector III: Arts & Letters of the College's General Education Curriculum
Cultural Diversity in the US of the College's General Education Curriculum

This course will explore the varieties of Asian American experience by considering the literary forms they take. We will read representations of a broad range of Asian American experience, from Asians detained off the coast of California at the turn of the twentieth century to cosmopolitan Asian American lives at the turn of the twenty-first. In each instance, we will read these forms within their historical moments, asking how these expressions reveal and respond to the conditions of minority experience in the United States. Our discussions will analyze these literary representations as a way of attending to shifting modes of racial formation in the United States, and we will pay particular attention to the legacies of exclusion and internment.  Course requirements: 3 short essays.

 

Please see below for TA's contact and office assignment per recitation schedule.

English 072.402 Melanie Abeygunawardana (meeno@sas.upenn.edu) FBH room 307

English 072.403 Joseph Michael Coppola (jcoppola@sas.upenn.edu) FBH room 324

English 072.404 Devin William Daniels (devindan@sas.upenn.edu) FBH room 325

English 072.405 Jeremy Felix Gallion (gallion@sas.upenn.edu) FBH room 331

English 072.406 Amber Rose Johnson (arosej@sas.upenn.edu) FBH room 238

English 072.407 Alvin L.J. Kim (alvinkim@sas.upenn.edu) FBH room 325

English 072.408 Kerry Anne McAuliffe (kmca@sas.upenn.edu) FBH room 331