English 303qa - Seminar: Topics in American Literature-Feminist and Queer Asian American Writing
Sem:T-Fem&Queer Asian Amer
Jina Boyong Kim
W 1:20 PM - 4:00 PM
What does it mean to be queer, feminist or Asian American at the turn of this century? How do contemporary Asian American writers respond to, resist and re-invent given understandings of gender and sexuality? What is the role of the Asian American literary imagination in the face of war, im/migration, trans- and homophobia, labor exploitation and U.S. militarism? This course will explore these foundational questions through a sustained analysis of feminist and queer Asian American literature: novels, poetry, life-writing and film. Through a mix of scholarly and literary texts, students will examine a range of topics at the intersection of Asian American and gender and sexuality studies: identity and (self) representation, the vestiges of war, diaspora and migration, family and kinship, the hyper- and de-sexualization of Asian Americans, labor, globalization and racial capitalism. Enrollment limited to 12. Juniors and seniors only. Instructor permission required.
[CE] JR/SR only
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.