Moving Migration

ab 24,90 

Johanna C. Kardux, Doris Einsiedel (Eds.)

Narrative Transformations in Asian American Literature

ISBN 978-3-643-10573-8
Band-Nr. 5
Jahr 2010
Seiten 280
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Contributions to Asian American Literary Studies

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-10573-8 Kategorien: , ,


This interdisciplinary collection of critical essays on Asian American fictional
and autobiographical narratives, film, and photography examines the mobile geographies
of Asia and America as sceneries of migration and meeting points. Just as the door of
the registry room on Ellis Island featured on the cover served as one of many points of
entry for immigrants from Asia, Moving Migration opens new perspectives on literary
works and visual texts that attest and give artistic expression to the Asian migrant experience.
Informed by trauma theory and visual studies, postcolonial theory, (post)ethnic studies, space
and border studies, gender studies, and discourses of memory and story-telling, the essays in
this volume explore the interconnections between migrant stories and narratives of receiving
cultures. Aiming to move the critical and theoretical debate on migration ahead, this volume
introduces the idea that migration can be an encounter between figures who travel in the
present with figures who travel through the past.

The LIT book series Contributions to Asian American Literary Studies is an international
forum for the interdisciplinary discussion of Asian American literary studies. The interactive
processes of the creation of Asian American cultural studies impose new strategies of reading
characterized by a continual call to reorientation and a new conditioning of the determinants
of meaning. Moreover, contextualizing the Asian American experience in literature demands a
wide theoretical framework from within which to analyze particular texts.