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ENG 270-graham

Asian American literature – diverse, innovative, and instructive…

ENG 270: Asian American Literature

Summer 2 (online)

Asian American literature parallels and interprets the history of Asians in America from Angel Island, Exclusion Acts, and Internment to the Asian American Movement and the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965. Along with a historical perspective, students in this course will also gain an understanding of Asian American literature as diverse and innovative. Students will read selected poetry, short stories, novels, and life writing balanced with critical texts addressing the political implications of the history and aesthetics of Asian American writing.

In this online course, students will discuss examples of films and popular culture as well as creative and critical texts by participating in a forum in real time. Along with the forum, students will be paired with peers for writing and reading support. One major writing assignment will be a PowerPoint presentation.

Fulfills the general education requirement: DL, NI, WI

About the Instructor
Janet J. Graham is a Ph.D. candidate in literary studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa interested in relationality and trans-border imaginaries in diasporic literature. She enjoys teaching Composition I and is proud of her participation in the Writing Mentor Program. A teacher since 1994, Janet has taught English to secondary students in Washington State and Florida, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in China, and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Abu Dhabi, Vietnam, and Kazakhstan.

For inquiries about the course, email or call (808) 352-0074.

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Term Dates

  • Summer 1
    May 21 – June 29, 2018
  • Summer 2
    July 2 – August 10, 2018
  • Varied Date Courses
    Class schedules vary between May 21 – August 10, 2018

  • Registration Dates
    UHM Seniors
    March 13
    UHM Continuing
    March 14
    New or Visiting
    March 20

Questions? Contact Us

UHM Outreach College

Sinclair Library 310

2425 Campus Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7221