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Race and Asian American Literature

ENGL 2270.401
also offered as: ASAM 2200
MW 10:15-11:44


This course will consider ways of understanding race and ethnicity in the context of Asian America. Our discussions will explore theories and histories of racial formation, with a special emphasis on interethnic and interracial interactions, and we will read these frameworks alongside a range of innovative narratives. We will pay particular attention to recent literary works that complicate received categories of racial identity.

This course entails lively participation, an in-class presentation, and a final research paper.



English Major Requirements
  • Sector 2 Difference and Diaspora (AEDD)
  • Sector 6 20th & 21st Centuries (AE20)
English Concentration Attributes
College Attributes
  • Foundational Approach: Cultural Diversity in US (AUCD)
Additional Attributes