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Ethnic Literatures of America: Diaspora and Intercultural Studies

Somdatta Mandal (Editor) Himadri Lahiri (Editor)
Synopsis In the present day multicultural world, the issue of identifying an individual’s space becomes a topic of significant concern, particularly for an immigrant writer who is already burdened with issues of immigration, acculturation, and identity politics. The present anthology brings together selected paper from the 2003MELUS-Indian National Conference on "South Asian in the Untied States: The Diasporic Experience" and the 2004 International Conference on "Scene, Space, Scenario: Contexts of Multi-Ethnic Literatures in the Americas." Among the many contributors are Jasbir Jain, Manju Jaidka, E. Nageswara Rao, Mohan Ramanan, I.H-Shihan and Gonul Pultar. The essays deal with a wide variety of themes and have been calssified under several sub headling: Theoretical Paradigms, Indian American, Chinese American, African American Voices, Intercultural Studies, the Performing Arts and so on. The volume purports to make a rich contribution to the areas of Asian America studies, ethnic studies, immigrant literature and comparative studies.
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About the authors

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).

Himadri Lahiri

Himadri Lahiri teaches at the Department of English, University of Burdwan, West Bengal. He worked on asian American women writers for his doctoral dissertation and has publsihed articles on Indian Writing in English, postcolonial and ethnic American literatures.

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Title Ethnic Literatures of America: Diaspora and Intercultural Studies
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Prestige Books
Language: English
isbn 817551163X
length viii+312p., Notes; References; 23cm.