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123044 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature (2021W)

Asian American Literature

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work
MIXED

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 15.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 22.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 29.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 05.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 12.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 19.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 26.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 03.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 10.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 17.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 07.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 14.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 21.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 28.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will examine canonical and non-canonical works from a variety of genres as well as a range of themes within Asian American literature from the mid-twentieth century to the present day. Beginning with the term ‘Asian American’, which encompasses a striking cultural plurality (Chinese American, Japanese American, Korean American, Filipino American, Vietnamese American, among many others), the course aims to explore the emergence and development of Asian American literary traditions, thereby underscoring the dynamic relationship between Asian American writing and the histories of Asians in the United States. Central to this exploration will be the intersection of aesthetics and politics in which notions of identity, belonging, and home are contested, interrogated, and re-imagined in parallel with discussions of race, ethnicity, and gender.

Time and schedule permitting during the semester, a contemporary Asian American writer (to be announced) may be invited to speak remotely as well as field questions from students.

Assessment and permitted materials

The assessment will be based on preparation and in-class/online participation, an expert group session, a research proposal, and a proseminar paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In-class and online participation (e.g. active in-class participation, forum posts): 15%
Expert group session: 20%
Research proposal (600 words +/-10%) with annotated bibliography: 15%
Proseminar paper (3500 words +/-10%, word count excluding bibliography): 50%

Overall Score of 100%, pass-mark 60%

Scale:
1: 100-90%
2: 89-80%
3: 79-70%
4: 69-60%
5: 59-0%

In order to pass, you need to fulfil each individual requirement and complete tasks on time. Unfortunately, late submissions cannot be accepted. You can miss two classes.

The plagiarism detection software Turnitin will be used on most written assignments (research proposal, proseminar paper).

Examination topics

There will be no written exam. Rather, students are responsible for the required readings as well as everything covered during class. Secondary readings will be made available on Moodle.

Reading list

Maxine Hong Kingston, "The Woman Warrior" (1976)
Chang-rae Lee, "Native Speaker" (1995)
John Okada, "No-No Boy" (1957)
Jhumpa Lahiri, "Interpreter of Maladies" (1999)
Viet Thanh Nguyen, "The Refugees" (2017)
Ocean Vuong, "Night Sky with Exit Wounds" (2016)
Tarfia Faizullah, "Seam" (2014)
Adrian Tomine, "Shortcomings" (2007)
Cathy Park Hong, "Minor Feelings" (2020)

Association in the course directory

Studium: BA 612; BEd 046 / 407
Code/Modul: BA10.1; BEd 08a.1, BEd 08b.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-3041

Last modified: Tu 21.09.2021 15:08