Lehrveranstaltungen im Sommersemester 2011

S Asian-Americans: History, Literature and Culture

apl. Prof. Dr. Sabina Matter-Seibel

Kurzname: 06.008.093
Kursnummer: 06.008.093

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches

Class can be used in the following modules:
o BA "Kultur- oder Sprach-/Translationswissenschaft: Variante
Kulturwissenschaft"
o BA "Kulturwissenschaft 2"

Zusätzliche Informationen

Your work in this seminar will encompass these assignments:
o participation in class discussions
o preparation of one class session (in collaboration with a group of 2-3
students) including a handout summarizing the most important points
o a written paper on your individual topic to be submitted, at the latest,
on August 15, 2011

Inhalt

Asian immigration to the United States begins quite late in the nineteenth century and contradicts the usual migration patterns and immigration experience: Asians landed on the Pacific instead of the Atlantic coast; they were used to fill specific labor shortages and were not allowed to take other jobs; they were segregated in ethnic neighborhoods; initially they were barred from owning land and applying for citizenship. They were abused like the Chinese workers building the transcontinental railroads, interred in Japanese American relocation camps during World War II – and proclaimed the most successful ethnic minority in the late twentieth century.

We will trace the development of this ethnic group from "Yellow Peril" to "model minority". How is the perception of Asian Americans connected to changing racial and ethnic stereotypes, to shifting political paradigms and to globalization? Why are Asian Americans more "successful" than other ethnic groups? What is the prize paid for assimilation? Which conflicts between "Asian" and "American" are voiced by writers? We will analyze historical source materials, sociological studies, life writing, and fiction by authors of Chinese, Japanese and Korean American heritage.

Empfohlene Literatur

The texts (documents, newspaper articles, essays, short stories) will be collected in a reader (about € 8) and can be picked up in March or at the beginning of the term. A bibliography of the books and articles on the reserved book shelf in the library and a list of topics will be made available to you via Jogustine in early March. You can contact me by mail to let me know what topic you are interested in.


Termine:

Datum (Wochentag)UhrzeitOrt
28.04.2011 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
05.05.2011 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
12.05.2011 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
19.05.2011 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
26.05.2011 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
09.06.2011 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
16.06.2011 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
30.06.2011 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
07.07.2011 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
14.07.2011 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
21.07.2011 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude

Semester: SoSe 2011