Noelle Brada-Williams' Home Page

Founder and Managing Editor of Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies

(Volume Five of this open access peer-reviewed journal now available at its new site)

Associate Chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature

Graduate Coordinator for English and Comparative Literature

Asian American Literature: Resources for Research Website

Office Hours for Fall 2014:

Tuesdays and Thursday 3 to 4:30 PM and additional times by appointment
Office: FO 102
Office Phone: 924-4439

Fall 2014 Courses

English 1B, Section 31, Composition and Critical Thinking

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 to 2:45

English 255: Graduate Seminar in Themes in American Literature: Racial and Ethnic Identity Formation in American Literature

Tuesdays 7 to 9:45

Some Important Links
San Jose State Library
Electronic Resources at San Jose State Specifically for Language and Literature
San Jose State English Department
Noelle's "Ethnicity in American Literature" Reading List for Further Study

  Previous Courses

English 1A
English 1B: Composition

English 56A: English Literature to the Late Eighteenth Century

English 100W

English 117: Film, Literature, and Cultures

English 148: British Literature 1660-1800

English 153A: The 18th-Century British Novel

English 168: The American Novel

English 169: Ethnicity in American Literature

English 174: Literature, Self, and Society

English 195: Senior Seminar in Literary Theories

English 196: Asian American Literature
(note that 196 is an experimental number, Asian American Literature can now be found under 165.)

Graduate Courses

English 201:  Methods and Materials of Literary Research

English 204: Seminar in Modern Approaches to Literature (an Intro to Literary Theory course)

English 230: 18th Century British Literature

English 254: Seminar in Genres of American Literature- Short Story Collections, Cycles, Sequences and Novels of Linked Stories

English 255: Racial and Ethnic Identity Formation in American Literature

English 255: Race, Ethnicity, and Historiography in American Literature

Please note that these pages are maintained solely by Dr. Brada-Williams and only after her teaching, researching, and grading responsibilties are done.  Faulty links and dated material inevitably find their way in.
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Last updated September 2014.