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Fall 2020 English UN3520 section 001
INTRO TO ASIAN AMERICAN LIT & CULTURE
ASIAN AMERICAN LIT & CULT

Call Number 10021
Day & Time
Location
TR 11:40am-12:55pm
ONLINE ONLY
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Denise Cruz
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description This course is a survey of Asian North American literature and its contexts. To focus our discussion, the course centers on examining recurring cycles of love and fear in Asian North American relations from the late nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. We will first turn to what became known as “yellow peril,” one effect of exclusion laws that monitored the entrance of Asians into the United States and Canada during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the corresponding phenomenon of Orientalism, the fascination with a binary of Asia and the West. The second section of the course will focus on how Asian North American authors respond to later cycles of love and fear, ranging from the forgetting of Japanese internment in North America and the occupation of the Philippines; to the development of the model minority mythology during the Cold War. The final section will examine intimacies and exclusions in contemporary forms of migration, diaspora, and community communities.
Web Site Vergil
Department English and Comparative Literature
Enrollment 106 students (115 max) as of 2:03PM Monday, August 23, 2021
Subject English
Number UN3520
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20203ENGL3520W001

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