The growing heterogeneity of Asian American and Asian diasporic voices has also given rise to variegated theoretical approaches to these literatures. This book attempts to encompass both the increasing awareness of diasporic and transnational issues, and more "traditional" analyses of Asian American culture and literature. Thus, the articles in this collection range from investigations into the politics of literary and cinematic representation, to "digging" into the past through "literary archeology", or analyzing how "consequential" bodies can be in recent literature by Asian American and Asian diasporic women writers. The book closes with an interview with critic and writer Shirley Lim, where she insightfully deals with these "transnational, national, and personal" issues.
Elisabetta Marino is Assistant Professor of English literature at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". Her main fields of interest are Asian American and Asian British literature, children's literature, Italian American literature.
Begoña Simal is Assistant Professor of English literature at the Universidade da Coruña, Spain. She has published critical work on both Asian American literature and comparative "cross-ethnic" studies.