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English Literature (ENG)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
English
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  ENG 242   Intro Asian Amer Lit >1 >IP 4.00 cr.
Asian American literature and culture in relevant intellectual, social, and historical contexts.
Grading Options: Graded for Majors; Optional for all other students
Instructor: Fickle TE-mailHomepage Office:   372 PLC
Phone:   (541) 346-3979
Office Hours: 1130 - 1430 W 372 PLC
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  31971 1 40 1200-1320 mw 246 GER Fickle T  
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April 28:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
April 28:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
May 19:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
May 19:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
This introductory course examines literature, film, and critical essays by contemporary Asian American writers in order to examine the development of Asian America as a literary field of interest and "Asian American" as a contested category of ethnic and national identity. While the course covers a diverse range of Asian immigrant histories, we pay specific attention to the formation of Asian American subjectivities across axes of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class. Readings are organized both chronologically and in response to a series of thematic issues, including Asian American racial formation, gender and sexuality, and narratives of migration. The novels, short stories, plays, and films we study in this class map an ongoing movement in Asian American studies from domesticated narratives of immigrant assimilation towards writings that increasingly examine the transnational categories of nationhood and citizenship.

In addition to being Arts and Letters group-satisfying, this course also fulfills the UO multicultural requirement, category B: Identity, Pluralism, and Tolerance because of its engagement with the changing nature of Asian American identities and the historical and contemporary relationships between Asian American communities and the dominant U.S. society.

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