Shows how the myth of the American frontier persists as an ever-present, oppressive set of ideas about space, mobility, and race in the mid-twentieth-century literature of Los Angeles.
Examines how contemporary US migrant women's life writing adapts autobiographical genres to call for social change benefiting minoritized communities.
An engaging homage to African American resilience and resourcefulness in US literature and culture.
Offers a new framework for understanding Du Bois's poetics and politics, including the concept of double consciousness, by tracing the trope of the cross-caste romance across his fiction.
An innovative comparative study of the role of racial stereotypes in expressing state power under globalization.
The first anthology of poetry, prose, and drama by second-generation Cuban American writers.
Argues that multiculturalism and hybridity are key components of the nation’s poetry and its culture.
Explores how the trope of racial passing continues to serve as a touchstone for gauging public beliefs and anxieties about race in this multiracial era.
A cultural studies consideration of marriage and those considered “deviant” in the nineteenth-century American imagination.
Demonstrates how written and visual representations worked to construct definitions of ethnicity in midcentury America.
Examines the work of prolific Dominican American writer Julia Alvarez.
Comprehensive analysis of how Harlem and the Lower East Side have been depicted over the course of the twentieth century in African American and Jewish American literature.