ONLINE! The Divided Self: Cross-Cultural Identities in Two Contemporary Asian-American Writers

Code: LH41055

Dates: April 8 - May 13, 2021

Meets: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Sessions: 6

Course Fee: $86.00

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NEW The quest for one’s identity is a perennial theme in literature. We all struggle to find ourselves; we all ask “who am I”? This question is a particularly arduous and ambiguous one for those born into a culture that is different from that of their parents. Our course will focus on the challenges encountered by a Chinese girl and an Indian boy--in Maxine Hong Kington's Woman Warrior (1976), and Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake (2003)--as they struggle to reconcile their Chinese and Indian cultural heritages with their emerging sense of self as an Americans.
Fee: $86.00

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Olive Ledlie

Olive Ledlie, PhD, Former Chair English Department, The Baldwin School



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