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    ENGL S-116. Asian American Genre Fictions

    Instructor: Ellen Song, PhD
    Lecturere on History and Literature
    Day & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays 12:00–3:00pm (EDT)
    Summer 7-week session | CRN 35052
    Limited to 25 students

    There was an explosion of works by Asian American authors published around the turn of the millennium, an unexpected consequence of the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, which brought an influx of immigrants from Asia and dramatically altered the demographic composition of the US. This course examines the many different genres and forms of contemporary Asian American fiction...

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    English 181a. Introduction to Asian American Literature: What Is Asian American Literature?

    Instructor: Ju Yon Kim
    Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00-1:15pm | Location: TBA
    Course Website

    Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian-American Writers (1974) was one of the earliest attempts to collect writings that were, to quote the editors, “exclusively Asian-American.” Yet as their lengthy—and controversial—explanation of the selection process makes clear, Asian American literature defies neat categorization. This course is both a survey of Asian American literature and an introduction to ongoing debates about what constitutes Asian American literature. We will study a variety of literary genres and ask how formal and stylistic conventions, as well as shifting sociohistorical circumstances, have shaped conceptions of Asian American literature.

    Note: This course satisfies the English Concentration "Migrations" requirement for the Class of 2022.