ANST 260

Filipino American and Philippine Literature

Filipino American and Philippine Literature is a unique Philippine literature survey course where students will read and discuss short works of fiction, essay, and poetry written by Filipina/o writers in English. They will also critically analyze literature as art and document, and the writers as cultural historians humanizing the supposedly objective details of academic texts. The course starts at the very beginning of the Filipino relationship with English. Moving through history into the present day, the course expands into writings by the Philippines and Filipinos in diaspora.