Syllabus

353 syll f10

Provisional Course Schedule

Week 1

M Aug 23                    Introductions

W Aug 25                   Essays from blog: Said, excerpt from Orientalism; Okihiro, “When and Where I Enter”; “Committee  of 100: American Attitudes Toward Chinese Americans and Asian Americans, 2001”

F Aug 27                     Tech training; bring your laptops!

Week 2

M Aug 30                    Essays from blog: Zhou and Gatewood, excerpt from “Introduction: Revisiting Contemporary Asian America”; Koshy, “The Fiction of Asian American Literature”

W Sept 1                     Essays from blog: Lee, “Orientalisms in the Americas: A Hemispheric Approach to Asian American History”; Hune, “Doing Gender with a Feminist Gaze: Toward a Historical Reconstruction of Asian America”

F Sept 3                       Essay from blog: Ting, “The Power of Sexuality” (+ Scanlon mini-lecture)

Week 3

M Sept 6                     Watanna, A Japanese Nightingale (blog) 85-124

W Sept 8                     Watanna 125-171

F Sept 10                     Watanna, Chinese Exclusion Act (blog), and lingering theory concerns

Week 4

M Sept 13                   Kingston, The Woman Warrior 1-53

W Sept 15                   Kingston 57-109

F Sept 17                     Kingston 113-160

Week 5

M Sept 20                   Kingston 163-209

W Sept 22                   Critical/Theoretical Exam

F Sept 24                     Hagedorn, Dogeaters 1-54

Week 6

M Sept 27                   Hagedorn 55-118

W Sept 29                   Hagedorn 119-187

F Oct 1                        Hagedorn 188-251

Week 7

M Oct 4                       lê, The Gangster We Are All Looking For 3-35

W Oct 6                      lê 36-99

F Oct 8                        lê 100-158

Week 8

M Oct 11                     Fall Break

W Oct 13                    Ozeki, My Year of Meats 1-83

**** Special event: October 14, poetry reading by Asian American writer Jon Pineda****

F Oct 15                      Ozeki 85-197   

Week 9

M Oct 18                     Ozeki 199-241

W Oct 20                    Ozeki 243-366

F Oct 22                      Kogawa, Obasan 0-130 and Japanese American Creed (blog)

Week 10

M Oct 25                     Kogawa 131-197

W Oct 27                    Kogawa 198-300

F Oct 29                      Tyau, Makai 1-65

Week 11

M Nov 1                      Tyau 66-150 and “How to Tell Japs from the Chinese” (blog)

W Nov 3                     Tyau 151-227

F Nov 5                       Tyau 228-289

Week 12

M Nov 8                      Kim, Notes from the Divided Country I

W Nov 10                   Kim II

F Nov 12                     Kim III

Week 13

M Nov 15                    Kim IV

W Nov 17                   Kim

F Nov 19                     Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies 1-42

Week 14

M Nov 22                    Lahiri 43-82

W Nov 24                   Thanksgiving Break

F Nov 26                     Thanksgiving Break

Week 15

M Nov 29                    Lahiri 83-157

W Dec 1                      Lahiri 158-198

F Dec 3                       Wrap-up and final exam prep

FINALS WEEK Final examination period: 8:30-11, Monday, December 6