Race and Asian American Literature
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.