This course looks at comparative representations of Vietnam by considering literary works written by American and Vietnamese American authors. To guide our studies, we will examine diverse primary texts in conjunction with scholarship drawn from literary criticism and Asian American studies. Our cross-cultural approach will be aimed at understanding how representing Vietnam continues to shape changing ideas about American culture, nationhood, and power in Southeast Asia.
This is a writing-intensive course that focuses on questions of literary interpretation.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Harry Hervey, TRAVELS IN FRENCH INDO-CHINA
Le Minh Khue, TONY D.
Bobbie Ann Mason, IN COUNTRY
Bao Ninh, THE SORROW OF WAR
Tim O'Brien, IN THE LAKE OF THE WOODS
Dao Strom, THE GENTLE ORDER OF GIRLS AND BOYS
G. B. Tran, VIETNAMERICA
|Examination and Assignments: |
One 5-7 pp paper
One 8-10 pp research paper
Guided creative project
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance and active participation in discussion
This course fulfills the English major Literatures of Difference requirement and the research option requirement for English major thesis writers; it contributes to the fulfillment of the American Lit and Race & Ethnicity concentration requirements.
|Instructor(s): Nguyen,Marguerite Bich Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: PAC104; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 10||JR major: 9|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: 0|