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The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature

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Min Hyoung Song, Denise Cruz, Erin Suzuki, Kandice Chuh, Karen Shimikawa, Greg Robinson, Daniel Y. Kim, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Rajini Srikanth, Josephine Lee, Josephine Park, Erin Ninh, Christopher Lee, Betsy Huang, Hyungi Park, Helen Grice, Crystal Parikh, Joseph Keith, Cathy Schlund-Vials, Cynthia Wu
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  • Date Published: August 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107095175

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  • The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature offers an engaging survey of Asian American literature from the nineteenth century to the present day. Since the 1980s, Asian American literary studies has developed into a substantial and vibrant field within English and American Studies. This Companion explores the variety of historical periods, literary genres, and cultural movements affecting the development of Asian American literature. Written by a host of leading scholars in the field, this book provides insight into the representative movements, regional settings, archival resources, and critical reception that define Asian American literature. Covering subjects from immigrant narratives and internment literature to contemporary race studies and the problem of translation, this Companion provides insight into the myriad traditions that have shaped the Asian American literary landscape.

    • Features leading scholars and critics in Asian American literary studies
    • Includes a chronology of major events and works
    • Provides a bibliography of major primary Asian American literary works
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    • Date Published: August 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107095175
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 157 x 36 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Asian American literature within and beyond the immigrant narrative Min Hyoung Song
    2. America's empire and the Asia-Pacific: constructing Hawaii and the Philippines Denise Cruz and Erin Suzuki
    3. Adjudicating Asian America Kandice Chuh and Karen Shimikawa
    4. Writing the internment Greg Robinson
    5. The literature of the Korean War and Vietnam War Daniel Y. Kim and Viet Thanh Nguyen
    6. The war on terror: post 9/11 South Asian and Arab American literature Rajini Srikanth
    7. Asian American drama Josephine Lee
    8. Asian American poetry Josephine Park
    9. Model minority narratives and the Asian American family Erin Ninh
    10. The writing of translation Christopher Lee
    11. Popular genres and new media Betsy Huang
    12. Towards a definition of diaspora literature Hyungji Park
    13. Feminisms and queer interventions into Asian America Helena Grice and Crystal Parikh
    14. Comparative race studies and interracialisms Joseph Keith
    15. Rethinking embodiment and hybridity: mixed race, adoptee and disabled subjectivities Cathy Schlund-Vials and Cynthia Wu.

  • Editors

    Crystal Parikh, New York University
    Crystal Parikh is Associate Professor of English at New York University. She specializes in twentieth-century and contemporary American literature and culture, with a focus on comparative race and ethnic studies. She is the author of An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent US Literature and Culture, which won the Modern Language Association Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary Studies.

    Daniel Y. Kim, Brown University, Rhode Island
    Daniel Y. Kim is Associate Professor of English at Brown University, where he teaches classes in Asian American literature, American literature and ethnic studies. He is the author of Writing Manhood in Black and Yellow: Ralph Ellison, Frank Chin, and the Literary Politics of Identity.

    Contributors

    Min Hyoung Song, Denise Cruz, Erin Suzuki, Kandice Chuh, Karen Shimikawa, Greg Robinson, Daniel Y. Kim, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Rajini Srikanth, Josephine Lee, Josephine Park, Erin Ninh, Christopher Lee, Betsy Huang, Hyungi Park, Helen Grice, Crystal Parikh, Joseph Keith, Cathy Schlund-Vials, Cynthia Wu

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