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Approaches to Teaching the Works of Karen Tei Yamashita

Edited by Ruth Y. Hsu and Pamela Thoma
Structurally innovative and culturally expansive, the works of Karen Tei Yamashita invite readers to rethink conventional paradigms of genres and national traditions. Her novels, plays, and other texts refashion forms like the immigrant tale, the postmodern novel, magical realism, apocalyptic literature, and the picaresque and suggest new transnational, hemispheric, and global frameworks for interpreting Asian American literature.

Addressing courses in American studies, contemporary fiction, environmental humanities, and literary theory, the essays in this volume are written by undergraduate and graduate instructors from across the United States and around the globe. Part 1, "Materials," outlines Yamashita's novels and other texts, key works of criticism and theory, and resources for Asian American and Asian Brazilian literature and culture. Part 2, "Approaches," provides options for exploring Yamashita's works through teaching historical debates, outlining principles of environmental justice, mapping geographic boundaries to highlight power dynamics, and drawing personal connections to the texts. Additionally, an essay by Yamashita describes her own approaches to teaching creative writing.

Reviews

"This book will be a vital resource for teachers, students, and scholars. . . . After reading it, I am doubly inspired to teach Yamashita's works." —Sue-Im Lee, Temple University

"The collection successfully conveys how Yamashita's writing represents a 'dynamic force' for readers. . . . I would certainly recommend it." —Bella Adams, Liverpool John Moores University

 

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