Asian American Lit (Cross-listed as ES 372)

The assigned readings of this course—all set in urban environments (with a touch of noir)—explode the Model Minority myth and encourage us to examine the position of Asian Americans in American culture. In this class, we will ask: What exactly do we mean by the label “Asian American literature”—or even “Asian American”?
Bone, Fae Myenne Ng (1993)
The Gangster of Love, Jessica Hagedorn (1996)
The Tattoo, Chris McKinney (2007)
Miles from Nowhere, Nami Mun (2009)
Hello Kitty Must Die, Angela S. Choi (2010)
This Is A Bust, Ed Lin (2012)
Taipei, Tao Lin (2013)
Local/Express: Asian American Arts and Community || 90s NYC, edited by Curtis Chin, Terry Hong and Parag Rajendra Khandhar (2014)
4 out-of-class essays
in-class writing
attendance and participation