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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 36–61.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Jennifer Cho Abstract Drawing from theories of melancholy from David Eng, David Kazanjian, and Anne Anlin Cheng, I use Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictée to reevaluate the accepted linear trajectory of Asian American identity formation in the U.S. In particular, I develop the term mel- han -choly...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 410–434.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Jennifer Cho Abstract Turning to extant theories of melancholy, this article uses Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictée to reevaluate the linear trajectory of Asian American identity formation in the United States. In particular, the author develops the term mel- han -choly—a hybrid form of melancholy...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 131–138.
Published: 01 December 2020
... compels us to deconstruct other politically loaded tropes, including security, liberty, freedom, truth, civil rights, Islamic fundamentalism, women under the Taliban, the flag, and “America.” Fifth, we recognize the gendered and ethnocentric history of sentimentality, grief, and melancholy that have...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... boundaries, similarly to Paul Gilroy’s ( 2006 ) theories of melancholy or David Scott’s ( 2014 ) on tragedy as describing the postcolonial present. However, Sharpe suggests a less pessimistic outlook by detailing another dimension of the wake. The idea of a wake as an ethics of care informed by a practice...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... has an endless preoccupation with the past. The opening encounters are but a small glimpse into three years of “formal interviews” and a lifetime of conversations together. 4 Like the drag of melancholy, my m other ’ s stories of the past encumber the present, shaping her affective daily...