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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 415–432.
Published: 01 September 2012
... is typicality, which claims to broaden the significance of what might seem merely particular. This definition of realism illuminates two pioneering works of Asian American literature. Jade Snow Wong and Maxine Hong Kingston, despite their many differences, both engage in the realist project of overcoming...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 239–259.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of description transforms Asian American persons into things. The specific appeal of Asian American literature as a form of commodified racial and cultural difference has resided in the perception of this body of literature as offering guided tours through ethnic enclaves. Sau-ling Cynthia Wong ( 1999...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., with Christopher Newfield and James Vernon, of “The Humanities and the Crisis of the Public University,” a special issue of Representations (2011). She is at work on a book tentatively titled Asian American Literature after 1968 . © 2012 by University of Washington 2012 This content is made freely...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 117–128.
Published: 01 June 2023
... literature is often read as ethnographic, as a native informant’s guide for the white reader. In such readings, the so-called ethnic detail (i.e., the translation of Chinese phrases or the explanation of cultural customs) objectifies the Asian American subject. The ethnic detail thus fulfills Lukács’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (3): 303–308.
Published: 01 September 1988
... and African Studies, 115, 1988. xii + 213 pp. $37.95. Cheung, King-Kok, and Stan Yogi. Asian American Literature: An Annotated Bibli- ography. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1988. x + 276 pp. $39.50, cloth; $18.50, paper. Coger, Greta M. K. (compiler). Index of Subjects...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 147–168.
Published: 01 June 2023
... : Ohio State University Press . Lee Yoon Sun . 2012 . “ Type, Totality, and the Realism of Asian American Literature .” MLQ 73 , no. 3 : 415 – 32 . Lieberman Robert C. 2004 . “ A Tale of Two Countries: The Politics of Color-Blindness in France and the United States .” In Race...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (4): 416–422.
Published: 01 December 1982
... A., Jr. (editor). Three American Literatures: Essays in Chicano, Na- tive American, and Asian-American Literature for Teachers of American Literature. With an introduction by Walter J. Ong. New York: Modern Language Associ- ation of America, 1982.265 pp. $19.50, cloth; $9.50, paper. Bell...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2007
... in the dystopic, populist fiction of writers like Jack London, Frank Norris, and John Steinbeck. The “persistent symbolization of the permanent [Asian] alien” (6) in American literature, both within and against the typical screed of (white) workers’ rights, made for an agrarian populism often jarringly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 March 2007
... ontological impos- sibility in the period of anti-Asian agitation, gave way to an aesthetic of “the suffering (white) migrant,” whose representation in 1930s photography and literature proved the urgency and inevitability of labor protest and capital- ist reform in American culture. Beginning...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (1): 132–135.
Published: 01 March 2007
... ontological impos- sibility in the period of anti-Asian agitation, gave way to an aesthetic of “the suffering (white) migrant,” whose representation in 1930s photography and literature proved the urgency and inevitability of labor protest and capital- ist reform in American culture. Beginning...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (1): 111–114.
Published: 01 March 2007
... ontological impos- sibility in the period of anti-Asian agitation, gave way to an aesthetic of “the suffering (white) migrant,” whose representation in 1930s photography and literature proved the urgency and inevitability of labor protest and capital- ist reform in American culture. Beginning...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 March 2007
... in the dystopic, populist fiction of writers like Jack London, Frank Norris, and John Steinbeck. The “persistent symbolization of the permanent [Asian] alien” (6) in American literature, both within and against the typical screed of (white) workers’ rights, made for an agrarian populism often jarringly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (1): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2007
... ontological impos- sibility in the period of anti-Asian agitation, gave way to an aesthetic of “the suffering (white) migrant,” whose representation in 1930s photography and literature proved the urgency and inevitability of labor protest and capital- ist reform in American culture. Beginning...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (1): 126–128.
Published: 01 March 2007
... ontological impos- sibility in the period of anti-Asian agitation, gave way to an aesthetic of “the suffering (white) migrant,” whose representation in 1930s photography and literature proved the urgency and inevitability of labor protest and capital- ist reform in American culture. Beginning...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (2): 145–171.
Published: 01 June 2007
... of two extra-European events: a cyclical downturn in Asian trade, which brought prices within outsiders’ reach, and the extraction of silver from Europe’s American colonies. “Without that silver,” says Frank, MLQ682_02_Saussy.indd 166 5...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (3): 305–331.
Published: 01 September 2015
... what is called the Black Race and … in spite of the large percentage of mulattoes, American Negroes were mostly black.” McKay failed to recognize that for Dover brown bridged African Americans and South Asians. “I thought,” McKay explained to Cowl, “the title was a euphemism to flatter the American...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (2): 223–226.
Published: 01 June 2022
... resources and markets. If economic interests distinguished American from Soviet agency, these differences raise questions about the superpowers’ cultural activities in the region. There seems to have been no American equivalent to the large-scale translation and dissemination of African literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (2): 165–190.
Published: 01 June 2022
... and other Asian voices; despite the power imbalance between East and West, Asian, Black, and African writers have done the same with Western voices. The creative act of absorbing influences from all directions is basic to the art of literature. “Social identities can connect us in multiple and overlapping...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 395–414.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., in contrast to the brutal dictatorship of the Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party) after the end of the Paci c War. The historical theater of inter- Asian coloniza- tion, hierarchization, and exploitation is compounded by the rise of the United...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 403–425.
Published: 01 December 2019
... American but also some Asian and Latin American, the latter chiefly after the Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936. All these journals were based in Moscow, and so, in a sense, examples of literature from all over the world were radiating out from the metropole, à la Moretti, to a periphery. Furthermore...