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Race and Asian American Literature

ENGL 2270.401
also offered as: ASAM 2200
MW 1:45-3:14pm

This course will consider ways of understanding race 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 recent novels. We will pay particular attention to literary works that complicate received categories of racial identity, and we will focus on formal and experimental efforts to render complex subjects.


English Major Requirements
  • Sector 2 Difference and Diaspora (AEDD)
  • Sector 6 20th & 21st Centuries (AE20)
English Concentration Attributes
  • 20th-21st Century Concentration (AE21)
  • Theory & Cultural Studies Concentration (AETC)
College Attributes
  • Foundational Approach: Cultural Diversity in US (AUCD)