Saturday, June 16, 2007

OT: Asian American Reading Group (AARG!), 2007-08 Schedule

Please contact Emily Yu at eyu at wisc dot edu for more information. I will be in touch about this in late August. A big thank you to everyone who has already emailed me about joining. I've put together an impromptu list based on many requests and syllabi.

Caveat: I am unfamiliar with most of these texts, so I’m not entirely sure if some theoretical texts work well with the literary/filmic texts that follow. Please feel free to provide me suggests, criticisms, etc.

• Arjun Appadurai, “Diversity and Disciplinarity as Cultural Artifacts” in Disciplinarity and Dissent in Cultural Studies, eds. Cary Nelson and Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar (New York: Routledge, 1996), 23-36.
• Excerpt from Said’s Orientalism
• Excerpt from Lisa Lowe’s Immigrant Acts

• Chang Rae Lee, Native Speaker

• Elaine H. Kim, “ ‘Such Opposite Creatures’: Men and Women in Asian American Literature”.
• Frank Chin, Jeffery Paul Chan, Lawson Fusao Inada, and Shawn Hsu Wong, “An Introduction to Chinese- and Japanese-American Literature,” in Aiiieeeee!.

• Mai’s America (film)

• Some stories from Maxine Hong Kingston’s Woman Warrior and China Men
• King-Kok Cheung, “The Woman Warrior versus The Chinaman Pacific: Must a Chinese American Critics Choose between Feminism and Heroism?”

• Leslie Bow, “ ‘For Every Gesture of Loyalty, There Doesn’t Have to Be a Betrayal’: Asian American Criticism and the Politics of Locality”
• Excerpt from Nancy Yuval-Davis, The Situated Politics of Belonging

• Some poetry from Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Dictée

• Chan is Missing (film)

1 comment:

FromNorCaltoMidwest said...

This list looks great! Count me in! Thank you for putting together this group, I know a few other grads were asking about this.