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Asian American Literature

This resource guide to Asian American Literature includes books and databases in Buley Library, web sites that deal with Asian American authors and their writings, and links to individual author pages.

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America's Asia racial form and American literature, 1893-1945

An interethnic companion to Asian American Literature

Asian American literary studies

Asian American Literature: Reviews and Criticism of Works by American Writers of Asian Descent

Asian American literature in the international context: readings on fiction, poetry and performance

Asian American Writers

The Asian Pacific American heritage: a companion to literature and the arts

Assimilating Asians: gendered strategies of authorship in Asian America

Consumption and identity in Asian American coming-of-age novels

Critical essays: gay and lesbian writers of color

Double agency: acts of impersonation in Asian American literature and culture

Imagining the nation: Asian American Literature and cultural consent

The immigrant experience in North American literature: carving out a niche

The imperialist imaginary: visions of Asia and the Pacific in American culture

Literary gestures: the aesthetic in Asian American writing

The melancholy of race

Minor re/visions: Asian American literacy narratives as a rhetoric of citizenship

Mixed race literature

Nation, race & history in Asian American literature : re-membering the body

National abjection: the Asian American body on stage

Narratives for a new belonging: diasporic cultural fictions

New strangers in paradise: the immigrant experience and contemporary American fiction

The politics of the visible in Asian North American narratives

Politicizing Asian American Literature: towards a critical multiculturalism

Postcolonial theory and the United States: race, ethnicity and literature

Race and resistance: literature and politics in Asian America

Racial ambiguity in Asian American culture

Reading Asian American Literature: from necessity to extravagance

Reading the literatures of Asian America

Recontextualizing Asian American domesticity : from Madame Butterfly to My American wife!

Sexual naturalization: Asian Americans and miscegenation

Violent belongings : partition, gender, and national culture in postcolonial India

The world next door: South Asian American literature and the idea of America

Writing manhood in black and yellow: Ralph Ellison, Frank Chin, and the literary politics of identity