SUNY series in Multiethnic Literatures

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Lives beyond Borders

Examines how contemporary US migrant women's life writing adapts autobiographical genres to call for social change benefiting minoritized communities.

Smooth Operating and Other Social Acts

An engaging homage to African American resilience and resourcefulness in US literature and culture.

Tales from Du Bois

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.

The State of Race

An innovative comparative study of the role of racial stereotypes in expressing state power under globalization.

Let's Hear Their Voices

The first anthology of poetry, prose, and drama by second-generation Cuban American writers.

Multicultural Poetics

Argues that multiculturalism and hybridity are key components of the nation’s poetry and its culture.

Passing Interest

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.

Uncoupling American Empire

A cultural studies consideration of marriage and those considered “deviant” in the nineteenth-century American imagination.

Fifties Ethnicities

Demonstrates how written and visual representations worked to construct definitions of ethnicity in midcentury America.

Inhabiting La Patria

Examines the work of prolific Dominican American writer Julia Alvarez.

Black Harlem and the Jewish Lower East Side

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.