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Letters from Camp Gugelstein: Interethnicity and Jewishness in Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land

Caroline Rody

in The Interethnic Imaginiation: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377361
eISBN:
9780199869558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377361.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter reads heroine Mona Chang's embrace of Jewish American culture as an inventive claim to an Asian American identity that is open‐ended, transformational, and fundamentally connected to ... More


Conclusion: Staying Quiet

Shari Goldberg

in Quiet Testimony: A Theory of Witnessing from Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254774
eISBN:
9780823261055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254774.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This conclusion spells out how the quiet testimony of the nineteenth century, taken as a whole, might provide a model for more contemporary thinking about bearing witness. Quiet testimony works ... More


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