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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Fall 2006

WGS 340 • Asian American Cultural Identity-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
49585 TH
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
BEN 1.122
Shorb, K

Course Description

This class will examine the social and political implications of Asian Americans creating and producing their own cultural products and cultural identities. We will explore ideas of representation, spectatorship and production as they relate to visual and performance art, literature, film, music, and theater. We will draw from a variety of theoretical literatures including: Race and Racial Formation Theory; post-modern identity politics; migration and diaspora; empire; nationalism; queer and feminist theory; psychoanalysis; performance studies; television and film studies; literary criticism; and aesthetics.

Grading Policy

20%: 2 (3-5 page) Short Papers 10%: 2 (1-2 page) Event Response Papers 10%: Group Project (with 3-5 page report) 5%: Final Project proposal (1-2 page) 10%: Final Project presentations 25%: Final Project/Paper (6-8 or 10-12 page) 20%: Class Participation (including attendance and in-class assignments)

Texts

All texts will be on 2-hour reserve at the Fine Arts Library and available for in-Center reading at the Center for Asian American Studies. The books are available for purchase at the University Co-op. Fresh Talk / Daring Gazes: Conversations on Asian American Art (FTDG), by Elaine H. Kim, Margo Machida and Sharon Mizota Citizen 13660, by Mine Okubo Course Packet

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