Dr. Sun Hee Teresa Lee
Office Hours: MWF 3-4
While the study of Ethnic American
literature commonly takes on a multicultural
course will highlight its transnationality,
especially in the works of the last two decades. The
narrow time frame will give us a good sense of the present and the recent past of Ethnic
contexts in these works are informed
by various historical
and cultural realities.
writers are concerned
connect the United States to other parts of the world, for example,
the slave trade or U.S.
while others are interested in immigration
and the attendant issues of dislocation
beyond these realistic connections,
some Ethnic American
find thematic and formal links to different national traditions.
By studying the works of such
writers as Charles Johnson,
Cha, Gerald Vizenor, Julia Alvarez, Jhumpa
Lahiri, and Edwidge Danticat,
we will explore the intricate map of contemporary
literature, which extends far beyond the U.S. borders. The nodes on the map will include, among
others, the western coast of Africa, Dominican
China, Korea, and India.
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents,
Plume, 2005, (1991).
Griever: An American
Monkey King in China,
Lan Samantha Chang,
Breath, Eyes, Memory,
Increase your knowledge
of ethnic American literature.
Advance your reading ability.