This course examines works across a range of genres by Asian-American writers, focusing on the intersection of race, gender formation, and sexuality. We will put conceptions of feminism, queerness, and LGBT identity in conversation with ideas about ethnicity, citizenship, power, activism, art, and politics. Selections from film, memoir, novels, and short stories, with an eye to thinking critically about genre, representation, and collective histories. Texts to include Nicole Chung’s All You Can Ever Know, Deepa Mehta’s Fire, R. Zamora Linmark’s Rolling the R’s, Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being, Rakesh Satyal's Blue Boy, Kai Cheng Thom’s Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girls Confabulous Memoir, Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, and Alice Wu’s The Half of It.
Semester: Full Spring Term
Time: Thurs, 3:00 - 5:45 p.m. ET