Five College Consortium

Beyond Geishas and Kung Fu

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
English
Course Number: 
334BG
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This course examines contemporary Asian American film and visual culture through the lens of cultural recovery, self-invention, and experimentation. Focusing primarily on film and photography, we will explore issues of race and visuality, Hollywood orientalism, memory and postmemory, and racial impersonation and parody. Students will engage with a variety of theoretical and critical approaches. Artists may include Nikki S. Lee, Margaret Cho, Tseng Kwong Chi, Jin-me Yoon, Justin Lin, Binh Dahn, Richard Fung, Mira Nair, Deepa Mehta, and Alice Wu.
Comments: 
This course is open to Juniors and Seniors.; Prereq: 8 credits in English.
Variable Credit Comments: 
meets English department seminar requirement
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
102678,102998
Schedule #: 
102678

Course Sections

Beyond Geishas and Kung Fu
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Iyko Day iday@mtholyoke.edu W 01:15PM-04:05PM Shattuck Hall 318