S:ASIAN AM AUTOBIOGR: ANTI-MEM

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
English
Course Number: 
387
Institution: 
Smith College
: Like many ethnic American groups, Asian Americans first entered the U.S. publishing marketplace by offering works in the genre of autoethnography, or self-culture-writing.While many writers have valued this genre as a gateway, others have viewed it as a prison. While some see it as an opportunity to express themselves, others feel constrained by mainstream expectations. Hence, a few Asian American writers have played with the genre, sometimes in radical ways, in order to do new kinds of aesthetic and cultural work. Memoirs and anti-memoirs for consideration include those by Maxine Hong Kingston, Agha Shahid Ali, Paisley Rekdal, Amanda Ngoho Reavey, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Thi Bui, Bao Phi, and Lynda Barry. Permission of the instructor required. Enrollment limited to 12.
Comments: 
Instructor Permission. Not open to first-years, sophomores
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
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Schedule #: 
30266-S19

Course Sections

S:ASIAN AM AUTOBIOGR: ANTI-MEM
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Floyd Cheung fcheung@smith.edu T 01:00-02:50 SEELYE 202