CFP: Asian American Lit. and Postcolonial Theory (9/1/05; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Katherine Sugg
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We are seeking essays for an edited collection on "Asian American
Literature and Postcolonial Theory," which should be both an exploration
and a mapping of the debates around these two terms and their corollaries.
Such corollary debates have erupted over the use of terms such as diaspora,
cultural memory, racial melancholy and trauma, nationalism, ethnicity, and
hybridity in Asian American cultural critique. Essays that consider these
genealogies and/or question the usefulness of theories derived from
colonial and postcolonial discourse are especially welcome. Also of
interest would be specific author, period, regional, national, and textual
studies that appropriate the tools of postcolonial theory or consider the
inadequacy of such tools for Asian American contexts. We are concerned with
the interdisciplinary dimensions of these debates in Asian American
literature for ethnic studies, history, other cultural production, and
political activism and theory. As the revision and updating of an
established project, the collection has solid publication potential and

Abstracts, proposals, and inquiries are welcome asap and before Sept. 1,
2005; email preferred. Submissions of 20-30 pg. manuscripts with brief CV
by Dec. 31, 2005, via Word attachment.


Katherine Sugg
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Central Connecticut State University

Wenxin Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
English Department
Suffolk Community College
The State University of New York
Selden, NY 11784

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