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Asian American Literature in Transition, 1996-2020


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Introduction: Present Tensions, Future Flux Betsy Huang and Victor Roman Mendoza; Part I. Neoimperialisms, Neoliberalisms, Necropolitics: 1. Transpacific Ecological Imagination: Envisioning the Anthropocene in Ecocritical Asian North American Literature Jeffrey Santa-Ana; 2. Garden in the Machine: Grace Lee Boggs's Living for Change: An Autobiography and Detroit's Urban-Agrarian Future Jina Kim; 3. Writing Asia-Latin America: Migrant Intersectionality and Differential Racialization in the Literature of Doris Moromisato and Siu Kam Wen Junyoung Veronica Kim; 4. States of Violence Rajini Srikanth; Part II. Intersections, Intimacies: 5. Between the Heteronormative Model Minority and the Homonormative LGBTQ Subject: Historicizing Contemporary Queer Asian American Literature Martin Joseph Ponce; 6. Intimacies and Animacies: Queer Ecologies in Asian American Literature Laura Anh Williams; 7. Trans Feminism, Asian America's Queer Exception? Stephanie Hsu; 8. No Home away from Home: Queer Asian North American Heritage Plots Stephen Hong Sohn; Part III. Genres, Modalities: 9. The Asiatic Model Imagination Mark Jerng; 10. Revisualizing Race: Graphic Narratives and Asian American Literature Stella Oh; 11. Contemporary Asian American Women's Popular Literature and Neoliberal Form Pamela Thoma; 12. This is Not a Page: The Changing Vehicles of Asian American Literature Lawrence-Minh Bui Davis; Part IV, Movements, Speculations: 13. Asian American Literary Studies and the Challenge of Utopia Pacharee Sudhinaraset; 14. What is Asian America to Asians?: Two Episodes of Transpacific Disturbance Christopher Patterson; 15. Mixed Race Asian American Literature at the Turn into the 21st Century Jennifer Ho; 16. Global Asias: On the Structural Incoherence of Imaginable Ageography Tina Chen; Finale, or, Alternative Originaries: Imagining an Asian American Superhero of North Korean Origin Seo-Young Chu.

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This volume examines the concerns - political, literary, and identity-based - of contemporary Asian American literatures in neoliberal times.

About the Author

Betsy Huang is Associate Provost and Dean of the College, the Andrea B. and Peter D. Klein '64 Distinguished Professor, and Associate Professor of English at Clark University. She was Clark's inaugural Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion from 2013 to 2016, and served as Director of the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies from 2013 to 2016. She teaches and researches in the overlapping spheres of Ethnic American and Asian American Literature, Science Fiction, Genre Theory, and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies. She has published three books: a monograph, Contesting Genres in Contemporary Asian American Fiction (2010), and two co-edited two essay collections: Techno-Orientalism: Imagining Asia in Speculative Fiction, History, and Media (2015) and Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education and Societal Contexts (2018). Victor Roman Mendoza is the author of Metroimperial Intimacies: Fantasy, Racial-Sexual Governance, and the Philippines in U.S. Imperialism, 1899-1913 (2015). Mendoza teaches in Women's Studies and English and directs the Colonialism, Race, and Sexualities Initiative at the University of Michigan.

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