Margaret Fuller and Her Circles
Edited by Brigitte Bailey, Katheryn P. Viens, and Conrad Edick Wright
University of New Hampshire Press/UPNE, 2013
excerpt from book cover: These essays mark the maturation of scholarship on Margaret Fuller (1810–1850), one of the most important public intellectuals of the nineteenth century and a writer whose works have been much revived in recent decades. The authors—leading scholars of Fuller, Transcendentalism, and the antebellum period—consider anew Fuller the critic, the journalist, the reformer, the traveler, and the social and cultural observer, and make fresh contributions to the study of her life and work. Drawing on developments in gender theory, transatlantic studies, and archival excavations of the networks of reform, this volume defines Fuller as a significant intellectual precursor, a critic who analyzed and challenged the dominant interpretive paradigms of her own time and who remains strikingly relevant for ours.
Transatlantic Women: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Great Britain
edited by Beth L. Lueck, Brigitte Bailey, and Lucinda L. Damon-Bach
University of New Hampshire Press, 2012
excerpt from book cover: In this volume, fifteen scholars from diverse backgrounds analyze American women writers' transatlantic exchanges in the nineteenth century. They show how women writers (and often their publications) traveled to create or reinforce professional networks and identities, to escape strictures on women and African Americans, to promote reform, to improve their health, to understand the workings of other nations, and to pursue cultural and aesthetic education. Presenting new material about women writers' literary friendships, travels, reception and readership, and influences, the volume offers new frameworks for thinking about transatlantic literary studies.
Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century
edited by Mark Edward Pfeifer, Monica Chiu, and Kou Yang
University of Hawaii Press, 2013
excerpt from book cover: This anthology wrestles with Hmong Americans’ inclusion into and contributions to Asian American studies, as well as to American history and culture and refugee, immigrant, and diasporic trajectories. It negotiates both Hmong American political and cultural citizenship, meticulously rewriting the established view of the Hmong as “new” Asian neighbors—an approach articulated, Hollywood style, in Clint Eastwood’s film Gran Torino. The collection boldly moves Hmong American studies away from its usual groove of refugee recapitulation that entrenches Hmong Americans points-of-origin and acculturation studies rather than propelling the field into other exciting academic avenues.
Asian Americans in New England: Culture and Community
edited by Monica Chiu
University Press of New England, 2009
excerpt from book cover: This collection, the first to address Asian and Asian Americans’ contributions to New England, highlights a broad range of Asian American communities and historical experiences. From the poignant writings of a young Chinese immigrant to the influence of hip-hop in a New Hampshire Lao community, this original and unique collection seeks to establish a regional template for the study of Asian American lives and art far from the West Coast. These essays provide not just a record of particular achievements but a full and vigorous engagement with Asian American culture along with an analysis of the depiction of Asian Americans in New England.
Filthy Fictions: Asian American Literature by Women
by Monica Chiu
AltaMira Press, 2004
excerpt from book cover: Filthy Fictions addresses Asian American literature by women to explore and explode the sedimented and solidified meanings of “Asian Americans” and “dirt.” Crossing disciplinary and institutional boundaries, Filthy Fictions also questions the very ground upon which these arguments are founded. Expertly questioning the construction of the ethnic body, Monica Chiu analyzes critical discourses in ethnic and feminist studies based on the topics of identity (re)production and transnational representation.