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SAS 328/COM 352/ASA 328: South Asian American Literature and Film

Course Description

SAS 328/COM 352/ASA 328: South Asian American Literature and Film​, M/W 3pm - 4:20pm

Prof. Sadaf Jaffer, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

This course explores film and literature by and about South Asians in North America. By the end of the semester, students will gain perspective on the experiences of immigration and diaspora and how a diverse group of writers and filmmakers explore gender, class, religion, and ethnicity. Can these works be read as symbolic of the American experience more broadly? By the end of the course, students will have a richer understanding of the themes of identity, memory, alienation, assimilation, solidarity, and resistance. Students will directly engage with primary materials, analyze them within context, develop strong arguments and present their insights in class.