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PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 PAPER 2 UCLA Department of Asian American Studies A SIAN A MERICAN S TUDIES 30: A SIAN A MERICAN L ITERATURE AND C ULTURE Prof. Victor Bascara Fall 2009 Midterm (as) Paper M OTIF AND N ARRATIVE / T HEME AND V ARIATION For the first paper, you each closely examined one sentence as a point of departure for grasping Asian American literature and culture. Your second paper will be a consideration of a single work and how it coheres through its narrative. Your task is to isolate a key motif in the work and trace its development in the text. This is not to say that you should generate an exhaustive catalog of, say, every reference to cross-cultural maladjustment in Chan is Missing . Rather you should carefully select a few revealing examples of when your chosen motif emerges in order to (1) present an argument about the
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