Journal of Ethnic American Literature

Articles from No. 2, 2012

A Grandmother's Seduction: Narrative Slippage and Ethnic Othering in Gish Jen's "Who's Irish?"
In his book, A Rhetoric of Irony, renowned narratologist Wayne Booth alerts readers of any work written in the form of dramatic monologue to the narrator's questionable creditability: "Such ironic portraits are perhaps more frequently slanted the other...
Reading Shirley Geok-Lin Lim's Memoir as Travel Narrative in Search of Self, Home, and Community
Journeys are a human condition necessitated by voluntary or involuntary movements and relocations often accompanied by figurative quests to discover the traveler's self- worth and identity associated with home and community. Well-known examples of journey...
The Role of Haiku in Hisaye Yamamoto's "Seventeen Syllables"
Hisaye Yamamoto, a Japanese American writer who is best known for the short story collection Seventeen Syllables and Other Stones, was born on August 23, 1921 in Redondo Beach, California. She is the daughter of immigrants from Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan,...
The William Morris in Jhumpa Lahiri's Wallpaper and Other of the Writer's Reproofs to Literary Scholarship
The Superintendent gazed at his witness as if she was a broken machine, and said, "Are you mad?"E.M. Forster, A Passage to India (188)I didn't want to teach Women Beware Women. I just didn't want to do it.Jhumpa Lahiri on why she left academia1Had Jhumpa...
"Why a Second Bomb?": Kamila Shamsie's Challenge to American Xenophobia in Burnt Shadows
The Hindu Times on October 23, 2010 writes that the literary contribution of writers from Pakistan in the U.S. and UK in the last 10 years is remarkable.1 The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007) by Moshin Hamid, a novelist from Lahore, Pakistan, was not...
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