REL 322.001

Tales from Asia

W | 3:30-5:50

MA 210

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This Core Writing seminar analyzes cultures of stories associated with Asia, investigating versions of two specific stories (the Ramayana and Journey to the West) to address issues surrounding myths, the politics of translation, cultural identity, & adaptations for various ideological purposes. W ASST

Steven Ramey

  • Office hours: 

    Tuesday, 11-12 noon PRH 211 and by appointment.

    Email for an in-person appointment or a Zoom meeting if another time is needed.

  • (205) 348-5271
TV series poster Sagar's Ramayaan


Monkey and the Monk
University of Chicago, 2006

Narayan, R. K.
The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic
Penguin, 2006

Yang, Gene Luen
American Born Chinese
Square Fish, 2008

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Online Readings

Blackboard Other texts will be available through the Blackboard course site.