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Cross-Cultural Transactions in Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.

 
Anil Raina (Editor) Manju Jaidka (Editor) Somdatta Mandal (Editor)
Synopsis The present anthology puts together selected papers from the Melus-India international conference held at Hyderabad in January 2000. The theme of the conference was "Cross-Cultural Transactions: Representations of race, gender, and culture in multi-ethnic literatures of the U.S." The essays collected here cover a wide range of topics on related themes, from broad-based critical approaches to specific scrutiny of individual texts. The authors discussed include Toni Morrison, Richard Wright, Bernard Malamud, Rudolfo Anaya, D’ Arcy, McNickle, Sherman Alexie, Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan and Claude Mckay. The anthology has essays on Afro-American, Native American, and Asian-American literature. A couple of essays draw parallels between American texts and specific Indian texts from regional languages. Among the contributors are Sandra Gilbert, the renowned co-author of The Mad Woman in the Attic, Alice Mills from Universite de Caen, and Rebecca Haque from Bangladesh.
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About the authors

Anil Raina

Anil Raina is Professor and Chairperson of the English Department at the Panjab University, Chandigarh.  He is actively engaged in teaching, administration, and research, and has several publications to his credit.  His area of expertise is literary theory.  Founder members of MELUS-India (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States) and MELOW (the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World), Manju Jaidka and Anil Raina are part of a team that organizes international conferences annually.

Manju Jaidka

Manju Jaidka is Professor of English and a former Chair at the Panjab University, Chandigarh.  The recipient of prestigious national/international awards like the Fulbright and the Rockefeller, she is widely published and has guest-lectured extensively in the US and UK. 

Somdatta Mandal

Somdatta Mandal teaches at the Department of English & Other Modern European Languages, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan. A Fulbright scholar, she has received several scholarships and awards, including the British Council Charles Wallace Trust Scholarship and the Salzburg Seminar Fellowship. She has widely published in journals and books of national and international repute. Among some of her editorial ventures are: F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Centennial Tribute (1997); William Faulkner: A Centennial Tribute (1999); The Diasporic Imagination: Asian American Writing (2000); The American Literary Mosaic (co-editor, 2003); the Ernest Hemingway Companion (2003); and Cross-Cultural Transactions in Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States (co-editor). Her recent published book is reflections, Refractions and Rejections: Three American Writers and the Celluloid World (2004).

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Bibliographic information

Title Cross-Cultural Transactions in Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Prestige Books
Language: English
isbn 8175511249
length 240p., Illustrations; 23cm