English 90al. Memory in Asian American Literature

    Instructor: Janet Zong York
    Day & Time: TBD | Location: TBD

    What is the status of memory in contemporary Asian American literature? We explore how remembrance and forgetting, both individual and collective, help constitute panethnic Asian America as an imagined community. What conflicts of memory are inherited from legacies of war, exclusion, and migration? How does memory inform responses to present injustices and the ways people narrate the past and imagine the future? Other topics: form; affect; multimedia memory; memory as work or labor; mourning and history; memorialization and monuments. Novels, short stories, graphic narratives, and poetry may include works by: Cathy Park Hong, Jhumpa Lahiri, Aimee Phan, Yiyun Li, Ocean Vuong, Mira Jacob, Gene Leung, Mohsin Hamid, Viet Thanh Nguyen, among others.   

    English 195tw. 20th Century African American Literature

    Instructor: Glenda Carpio
    Day & Time: TBD | Location: TBD

    Close readings of major 20th-century writers in the context of cultural history. (I) From the Harlem Renaissance to the Federal Writers' Project: Alain Locke, Jean Toomer, Claude McKay, Jessie Fauset, George Schuyler, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright. (II) From World War II to the present: Ralph Ellison, Ann Petry, James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, Charles Johnson, Rita Dove, Colson Whitehead, Paul Beatty.

    GENED 1133. Is the U.S. Civil War Still Being Fought?

    Instructor: John Stauffer
    Day & Time: TBD | Location: TBD

    Most of us were taught that the Civil War between the Confederacy and the Union was fought on battlefields chiefly in the American South between the years of 1861-1865. In this narrative, the North won and the South lost. But what if the issues that resulted in such devastating bloodshed were never resolved? What if the war never ended? This course demonstrates the ways...

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