Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei by Jinqi Ling

By Jinqi Ling

Over the process the final twenty years, novelist Karen Tei Yamashita has reshaped the Asian American literary mind's eye in profound methods. In Across Meridians, Jinqi Ling deals readers the main severely engaged exam thus far of Yamashita's literary corpus. Crafted on the intersection of highbrow background, ethnic experiences, literary research, and demanding idea, Ling's research is going past textual research to interfere in greater debates over postmodern illustration, spatial materialism, historic shape, and social and educational activism.
Arguing that Yamashita's most crucial contribution is her incorporation of a North-South vector into the East-West conceptual paradigm, Ling highlights the novelist's re-prioritization, via this type of geographical realignment, of socio-economic matters for Asian American literary feedback. In assessing Yamashita's works as such, Ling designates her novelistic paintings as a sort of recent Asian American literary avant-garde that operates from the peripheries of obtained histories, aesthetics, and disciplines. looking not just to illustrate the significance of Yamashita's transnational artwork, Ling units new phrases for ongoing dialogues in Asian American literary and cultural feedback. even as, he argues for the continued relevance of Asian American literature as a self-reflexive and self-renewable serious practice.

Show description

Read Online or Download Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita’s Transnational Novels (Asian America) PDF

Best literary criticism & theory books

“The Story of an Hour” - Kate Chopin's voice against patriarchy

Seminar paper from the yr 2004 within the topic English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,0, Johannes Gutenberg collage Mainz, direction: Proseminar, language: English, summary: Kate Chopin, a feminine author and essayist, lived from 1850 to 1904. From 1894 onwards, she used to be pushing her profession to develop into a good permitted writer.

Vietnam and Beyond: Tim O'Brien and the Power of Storytelling

It is a entire, in-depth research of 1 of the main thought-provoking writers of the Vietnam warfare new release. This quantity breaks clear of earlier readings of O'Brien's improvement as a trauma artist and an outspoken chronicler of the yank involvement in Vietnam: its thematic, instead of chronological, strategy contextualizes O'Brien's paintings past the confines of battle literature.

Transgressions of Reading: Narrative Engagement as Exile and Return (Post-contemporary interventions)

It's always claimed that we all know ourselves and the realm via narratives. during this ebook, Robert D. Newman portrays narrative engagement as a approach grounded in psychoanalytic concept to give an explanation for how readers (or listeners or audience) be capable to have interaction with particular narratives and derive from them a private event.

Katherine Anne Porter Remembered (American Writers Remembered)

Katherine Anne Porter Remembered is a set of memories and memoirs by way of contemporaries, acquaintances, and co-workers of Porter providing a revealing and intimate portrait of the elusive and intricate American author. From a fractured and vagabond girlhood in Texas, Porter led a wildly itinerant lifestyles that took her via 5 marriages, innumerable amorous affairs, and houses in Colorado, big apple, Paris, Mexico, Louisiana, California, and Maryland.

Extra resources for Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita’s Transnational Novels (Asian America)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.32 of 5 – based on 32 votes