- Course Number: ENGL 165AD
Writing 2 or upper – division standing.
- Advisory Enrollment Information:
May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 165AA-ZZ
- Quarter: Winter 2023
How do transpacific writers and poets imagine the future? In this course, students are introduced to key narratives, aesthetics, themes, and social concerns of speculative fiction and poetry by Asian diasporic and Pacific Islander authors. We begin the course by interrogating how the Asian/American figure emerged in the Western science fiction imaginary at the turn of the twentieth century. Then, we explore how Asian and Pacific diasporic writers envision different versions of the future to reflect on social dynamics of racism, labor, war and forced migration, queerness, and environmental contamination.