Transnational, National, and Personal Voices

ab 24,90 

Begoña Simal, Elisabetta Marino (eds.)

New Perspectives on Asian American and Asian Diasporic Women Writers

ISBN 978-3-8258-8278-0
Band-Nr. 3
Jahr 2005
Seiten 264
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Contributions to Asian American Literary Studies


The growing heterogeneity of Asian American and Asian
diasporic voices has also given rise to variegated
theoretical approaches to these literatures. This book
attempts to encompass both the increasing awareness of
diasporic and transnational issues, and more „traditional“
analyses of Asian American culture and literature. Thus, the
articles in this collection range from investigations into
the politics of literary and cinematic representation, to
„digging“ into the past through „literary archeology“,
or analyzing how „consequential“ bodies can be in recent
literature by Asian American and Asian diasporic women
writers. The book closes with an interview with critic and
writer Shirley Lim, where she insightfully deals with these
„transnational, national, and personal“ issues.

Elisabetta Marino is Assistant Professor of
literature at the University of Rome „Tor Vergata“. Her
main fields of interest are Asian American and Asian British
literature, children’s literature, Italian American

Begoña Simal is Assistant Professor of English
at the Universidade da Coruña, Spain. She has published
critical work on both Asian American literature and
comparative „cross-ethnic“ studies.