UNH Speakers Bureau
Filthy Fictions: Asian American Literature by Women (Book Title)
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. She talks about constructions of race and critiques racism as well as sexism (and other biases) as they occur in Asian American literature, but more broadly, in society.