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Timothy K. august

Tim August

Associate  Professor
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2014.
Critical refugee studies; diasporic Vietnamese literature; postcolonial criticism; theories of food and eating; Asian American studies; world literature; television studies; critical theory; ethnic studies.
Humanities 1103

  • Biography


    Timothy K. August is an Associate Professor of English at Stony Brook University. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota. He specializes in critical refugee studies, diasporic Vietnamese literature, world literature, theories of food and eating, and Asian American

    Recent publications have appeared in  MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US ; LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory;   American Quarterly;  Television & New Media;   The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture ;   The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies ; and the  Global Asian American Popular Cultures  anthology.

    He also recently co-edited a special issue of the  Canadian Review of American Studies , titled, "Vietnam, War, and the Global Imagination." His book manuscript,   The Refugee Aesthetic: Relocating Southeast Asian America , is currently in production with Temple University Press. A historical study of the politics involved with aestheticizing the refugee experience, the book addresses why a number of Southeast Asian American authors have recently embraced the refugee identity as a transformative position.

  • Courses Taught at Stony Brook

    CLT 101: Introduction to World Literatures

    CLT 301: Theory of Literature

    CLT 361: Literature and Society

    CCS 313: Television Studies

    CLT 609: Advanced Topics in Comparative Literature

    CST 609: Advanced Topics in Cultural Studies

    CLT 501: Theories of Comparative Literature

    EGL 112: World Literature: Modern to Contemporary 

    EGL 301: Authors, Periods, Topics, or Genres, with Intensive Writing

    EGL 311: Literary or Critical History

    EGL 369: Topics in Ethnic American Literature and Culture: Immigration, Aesthetics, and Asian American Literature