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Diaspora and Asian American Studies

By Ping-hui Liao
REAL: Review of English and American Literature [Yingmei wenxue pinglun]

In response to dislocation, distanciation, and difference, diasporas tend to form disjunctive subjectivities, often in the almost unrecognizable form of what Jacques Lacan terms “anamorphosis,” of a contorted projection of hopes and fears into a distorted field of vision.  Diasporas desire to belong while tortured by lack; their worldviews and discursive practices are informed by fetish desires to reproduce or to fill in the gap between the home and the new world.

Fiction as Re-Construction of History: Narratives of the Civil War in American Literature

By Reinhard Isensee
American Studies Journal

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