Literature Class Schedule

LIT 133F - 01 Pacific Rim Discourse

2017 Summer Quarter

Class Details
Career
Undergraduate
Grading
Student Option
Class Number
71235
Type
Seminar
Credits
5 units
General Education
E
Available Seats
11
Enrollment Capacity
20
Enrolled
9

Description
Examines the rise of the idea of the Pacific Rim: its historical background, ideological assumptions, and various forms of its cultural manifestations. Critical approach designations: Geographies, Histories. Distribution requirements: Global.

Class Notes
Topic: Pacific Island Literatures (formerly Gazing at Oceans and Islands. The islands of the Pacific have been ceaselessly depicted, with historical and literary representations spanning native cannibals, sunny beaches, happy tourists, and exotic wonders┬┐the discourse of the Pacific (Rim). Yet the Pacific is also a place of nuclear waste, indigenous self-determination movements, migration, and militarization. This course brings these different representations into conversation, focusing on literature and culture of the Pacific. In doing so, this course asks the following questions: how are the Pacific and Pacific Islanders represented in literature and film? We will explore a wide variety of genres (short fiction, the novel, poetry, and film), as well as texts and contexts spanning the history and worldview of the indigenous Pacific from the nineteenth century to the present for how gazes and representations have changed over time.

Meeting Information
Days & Times
Room
Instructor
Meeting Dates
TuTh 01:00PM - 04:30PM
Soc Sci 2 171
06/26/2017 - 07/28/2017