Disorienting 100 Years of Butterfly

Allan Isaac (American Studies)
Rick Lee (English)

The “Butterfly” story of a self-sacrificing Asian woman has been told and retold for more than a hundred years. This seminar will trace the evolution and challenges to the Butterfly narrative from John Luther Long’s short story (1898) and Puccini’s opera (1904) to Miss Saigon (1989) and David Henry Hwang’s M Butterfly (1988) to look at issues of race, empire, gender, and sexuality.

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01:090:101 section 82 index 19286