ENGL 386.001/002 Assignments
9/27-10/08/04 (Weeks 5-6)

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»»WEEK 5 (9/27-10/01/04)

  • for MONDAY September 27

    -- Have photocopied & read from course reserve "Collection 2" in the library: Noda essay "Growing Up Asian in America"
    -- Have read in WA "Asian Americans" pp.13-17
    -- Have read in WA Hisaye Yamamoto's short story "Wilshire Bus" pp.288-91
    -- WRITING ASSIGNMENT (turn in today; counts as 3 quizzes): Look back through your reading and class notes on the essays, poems, and novel we've read so far.

    Essays: Lugones, "Playfulness" WA 626-38; Trinh, "Grandmother's Story" WA 462-85; Mazumdar "Woman-Centred Perspective of Asian-American History" (handout); Lorde, "Age, Race, Class, and Sex" (handout); Sethi, "Smells Like Racism" (handout); Shah "Asian American?" (course reserve); Tajima, "Lotus Blossoms Don't Bleed" (course reserve); Yu, "The World of Our Grandmothers" (course reserve)
    Poems: Clifton, "What the Mirror Said" WA 58-58; Cofer, "What the Gypsy Said to Her Children" WA 59; Harjo, "I Give You Back" WA 76-77; Kim, "Into Such Assembly" WA 93-94; Tsui "Chinatown Talking Story" (handout)
    Novel: Kingston, The Woman Warrior
    In 500-700 words, give me an idea of the themes, concepts, or motifs that have most interested you in the essays, poems, and novel we have read so far. What elements have caught your attention, and why? Do many of the works share them? Which works and which ideas/themes/concepts that you've found so far would you like to continue pursuing in class -- maybe even to use as a topic for Paper #1? (Reminder: we start discussing Paper #1 in Week 7.)
    (This assignment must be typed, 12-point font, text double-spaced, single-sided, stapled, proofread and edited; header at upper right including on separate single-spaced lines your name, course & section#, date; after page 1 include upper-right header with your last name and appropriate page #. Failure to follow these guidelines will fail the assignment; see the "Papers" section of the course Mainpage.)

  • for WEDNESDAY September 29

    --Have photocopied & read from course reserve "Collection 2" in the library:
    Yamamoto short stories "Seventeen Syllables" and "Yoneko's Earthquake"

  • for FRIDAY October 1

    We'll wrap up this week's readings and prepare for next week's discussion of Bharati Mukherjee's novel Jasmine.

    »»WEEK 6 (10/04-10/08/04)

  • for MONDAY September 20


  • for WEDNESDAY September 22


  • for FRIDAY September 24


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