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Timothy august

Tim August

Assistant 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


    My work has been published in  MELUS: Multiethnic Literature of the USAmerican Quarterly, Television & New MediaMizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art Exploring Arab AmericaThe Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial StudiesJAASJournal of Asian American Studies, and the  Global Asian American Popular Cultures anthology.

    I am currently completing my book manuscript,  The Refugee Aesthetic: Relocating Southeast Asian America, which is under contract with Temple University Press. A historical study of the politics involved in aestheticizing refugee experience, this book examines 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

    WST 475/476: Undergraduate Teaching Practicum in Women’s and Gender Studies

    CLT 501: Theories of Comparative Literature

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

    EGL 112: World Literature: Modern to Contemporary

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