Multicultural and Transnational Literatures

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M.A. Essential Reading

Essential Reading

Multicultural and Transnational Literatures

Alcoff, Linda. “The Problem of Speaking for Others.” Cultural Critique. (1991):5-31.

Appiah, Kwame Anthony. “Is the ‘Post-’ in ‘Postcolonial’ the ‘Post-’ in ‘Postmodern’?” Critical Inquiry 17 (1991): 336-57.

Bhabha, Homi. The Location of Culture. New York: Routledge, 1994.  Chapters 3 and 7.

Christian Barbara.  “The Race for Theory.”  The Nature and Context of Minority Discourse.  Eds. Abdul R. JanMohamed and David Lloyd. New York: Oxford UP, 1990. 37-49.

Hall, Stuart. “Cultural Identity and Diaspora.” Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader. Keyworks in Cultural Studies 6.  Eds. Jana Evans Braziel and Anita Mannur.  Malden, MA, Blackwell, 2003.   233-46.

JanMohamed, Abdul R.  “The Economy of Manichean Allegory: The Function of Racial Difference in Colonial Literature.”  Critical Inquiry 12.1 (1985): 59-87.

Morrison, Toni. “Black Matters.”  Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1992.

Palumbo-Liu, David.  “Introduction.”  The Ethnic Canon:  Histories, Institutions, and Interventions. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1995.  1-27.

Spivak. Gayatri Chakravorty. “Can the Subaltern Speak?” Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture. Urbana: U of Illinois P. 1988. 271-313.

Wiegman, Robyn. “‘My Name is Forrest, Forrest Gump’: Whiteness Studies and the Paradox of Particularity.” Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality, and Transnational Media (2003): 227-255.



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