South and Southeast Asian 39 Section 2: Fiction, Truth, and Memory in the Narratives of Filipina Writers

Category: Freshman and Sophomore Seminars
Course #: 30952
Units: 2
Times and Locations:
Th 9-11 am 51 Evans
Have you read short stories and autobiographical narratives of women writers? In this course, we will focus on the works of Filipina writers based in the Philippines, the United Stated and other parts of the world. Among the questions we will explore are: What are the contexts by which we can study these works? What are the dynamics between fiction and truth, and autobiographical narratives and the unreliability of memory? How did these writers participate in discourses on gender, race, and class?