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Amardeep Singh
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Shades of Brown, Day 3: On "Brown" and "Yellow" Asians
What is the relationship between 'brown' and 'yellow'? While I feel, anecdotally, that "yellow" has declined as a descriptive term in recent years, it's remained important as an internal identifier and symbol of political solidarity within the east Asian co...
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Shades of Brown, Day 2: Hamid Dabashi's Rhetoric of 'Brownness'
I have never been a huge fan of Hamid Dabashi -- going back to his rather brutal hatchet-job critiques of Azar Nafisi more than a decade ago. Still, given the nature of the project I'm beginning, it seems hard to pass up an engagement with Dabashi, since he...
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Shades of Brown: Notes for a South Asian American Media Studies Project
I'm starting a sabbatical, and hoping to restart this blog with a series of posts related to the thinking I'm doing over the summer and and into the fall. Here's the first of what I hope will be a series of meditations building towards what might become a n...
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Kiplings and India -- Presentation at Emory April 2018 Slides
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Visualizing Claude McKay's Black Atlantic (Slides)
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Digital Humanities: a Practical Introduction (Slides)
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Liberal Arts Education and Social Justice Slides
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A Dream of Whiteness: Toni Morrison's "Playing in the Dark" and "La La Land"
La La Land presents itself to us as a film about a dream -- a dream of the Hollywood screen (or as the first song has it, a “technicolor world made out of music and machines”). The film sells skeptical viewers on its sometimes spectacular song sequences by ...
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Literature and Social Justice: Teaching Notes (Spring 2018)
My colleague Jenna Lay and I are co-teaching the English department's Literature and Social Justice graduate seminar this spring. This is a required course for all first-year graduate students in the department. This is the first time either she or I have t...
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Green World: Notes from a visit to Puerto Rico
We recently spent a few days in Puerto Rico -- just a short trip with kids to get out of the cold and snow, largely possible due to my wife's amazing skill managing frequent flier miles and credit card points. Here are a few limited observations from a tour...
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