Note: The following schedule is subject to change. Students will be provided advance notice if changes are made to the schedule, but will be expected to stay on top of course material. Students are advised to check this page frequently in case of any updates.
Asian Am Popular Culture?
|Mon||Introduction, Class Policies, “What is Popular Culture?” Asian Americans in Pop Culture; Ping Pong Playa|
|Tues||Ping Pong Playa, Introduction to Alien Encounters by Mimi Thi Nguyen and Thuy Linh Nguyen|
|Wed||Intro to WordPress, “Popular Culture: This Ain’t No Sideshow” from Time Passages: Collective Memory and American Popular Culture by George Lipsitz; Collective goals session; Blog Assignment #1|
Early Asian Am Performance
|Mon||Yankee Dawg You Die, “Ideological Racism and Cultural Resistance: Constructing Our Own Images” by Espiritu|
|Tues||Yankee Dawg You Die, and Chop Suey Circuits|
|Wed||Screening: Selections from Star Trek, George Takei media|
Growing Up Asian Am
|Mon||Excerpts: Asian American Youth: Culture, Identity and Ethnicity, Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou; Screening: scenes, Sixteen Candles, William Hung, etc.|
|Tues||American Born Chinese; Excerpt: “Teaching Asian American Graphic Narratives in a Post-Race Era,” Anne Cong-Huyen and Caroline Kyungah Hong|
|Wed||American Born Chinese; Abstracts and Works Cited Due
|Tues||Chew, Vol. 1 and “Looking for my penis” by Richard Fung, Excerpts from Racial Castration, David Eng; Screening of scenes from Better Luck Tomorrow, Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, Music of Far East Movement|
|Wed||Chew, Vol. 1|
|Mon||Bollywood Confidential, “Planet Bollywood” by Jigna Desai, In-class screening: Slaying the Dragon|
|Tues||Final Quiz #1; Bollywood Confidential|
Digitized Selves and Conclusion
|Mon||Class meets in MCC Lounge; Guest speaker – Tom Trinh
Excerpt: “Alllooksame?”, Lisa Nakamura; “Nine Propositions for a Cultural Theory of Youtube,” Henry Jenkins; Various videos, including KevJumba, Nigahiga, Wong Fu Productions, YOYOMF, Michelle Phan, LXD, etc.
|Tues||Final Quiz #2; Asian American Digital Production|
|Wed||Final Projects Due, Individual and group presentations in-class; Evaluations|