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The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Crystal Parikh
Cambridge University Press, 8/20/2015
EAN 9781107479142, ISBN10: 1107479142

Paperback, 270 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Language: English

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.

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.