History & Literatures of The So Asian Diaspora

SAME AS ENGL-UA 721.001/HIST-UA 326.001 Counts as a Faculty Elective for the following majors/minors: American, Asian/Pacific/American, and SCA.

America is not always the answer. This class offers an introduction to the many and varied fictions that have been produced by diasporic South Asians across the globe over the last 150 years: in Australia, Africa, Europe, Caribbean. Our exploration of the poetics and politics of immigration will attend to different types of traveller (inc. soldiers, students, athletes, medics, cosmonauts) and draw on a wide range of media (inc. literature, cinema and music). Particular attention will be paid to the diverse geographies of Asian migration - be they plantations, dance Floors, restaurants, call centres. Themes to be addressed include coolietude, globalization, the impact of 9/11 and techno-servitude.






Fall 2022

SS Sandhu
MW: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM 20CS 4CONF