ENGL 481

Asian-American Literature

This course explores important works of Asian American literature, including poetry, novels, nonfiction, and drama. It traces the development of this literature, explores questions of form, and examines issues of Asian American history and identity through the lens of literature. The course studies the work of such writers as Carlos Bulosan, Marilyn Chin, Jessica Hagedorn, Elaine Kim, Maxine Hong Kingston, David Wong Louie, Fae Myenne Ng, John Okada, Shawn Wong, and Lois-Ann Yamanaka.

Prerequisites: ENGL 225 or permission of instructor.