PAAS 501

Cultural, Linguistic and Literary Theories in Asia-Pacific Studies

Units: 1.5

Offers a critical review of contemporary cultural and literary theory pertinent to the study of Pacific and Asian societies. Drawing from various scholarly approaches of Marxism, post-structuralism, semiotics, feminist psychoanalysis, and critical art history, readings will address the often implicit meanings and conceptual boundaries encoded in cultural and artistic products. Explores the consequences of modernization and global vs. local realms, with a focus on the disturbances and complexities they generate in the subjective realm, where they often form the basis of creative expressions.

Graduate course in the Pacific and Asian Studies program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Schedules:
Summer Fall Spring

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