Asian American Literature answers the urgent need for an authoritative reference work to map the vast critical terrain of research on and around Asian American literature.
The first volume (‘Literary History: Criticism and Theory’) brings together the best work to define, explicitly or implicitly, the parameters of Asian American literature. It addresses its political and aesthetic significance and major issues of contention. Volume II (‘Prose: Fiction and Non-Fiction’) brings together the best interpretive work and practical criticism on key works of Asian American literature, both fictive and factual. Volume III (‘Poetry’) assembles the essential scholarship on Asian American poetry, while the final volume in the collection (‘Drama and Performance’) collects the vital research on theatrical texts and performance pieces.
Asian American Literature is fully indexed and includes a comprehensive new introduction by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. An indispensable reference collection, it will enable users to make sense of the rapidly growing, and ever more complex corpus of scholarly literature which explores—among many others—dizzying questions about racial diversity and identity, cultural history, and literary value. An indispensable reference collection, it is destined to be valued by scholars and students as a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.
Asian American Literature is now available to order online.
Co-published by Routledge and Edition SynapseEspecially since the postwar women’s and civil rights movements, there has been an explosion of interest in race and gender in the United States. Writing by and about Asian American women has kept pace with the emergence of serious scholarship concerned...
Published August 19th 2012 by Routledge