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Making Waves and Breathing Fire: An Interview with Elaine Kim

作浪與噴火:金志經訪談錄

Abstracts


第三代韓裔美國學者金志經是亞美文學與文化研究中開疆闢土的人物。本訪談探討這位先驅的多種面向,重要議題包括:家庭與教育背景,奠基之作《亞美文學作品及其社會脈絡》,校園與種族政治,如何介入亞美研究,學思歷程中的視覺與社會(學)轉向,女性主義、種族主義與(文化)民族主義之間的關係,女性輸越者與夾縫中的主體,如何在學院與社會之間取得平衡,洛杉磯暴動的另類再現,亞裔與非裔美國人之間的種族關係,亞美文學的跨國視野,以及亞美女性知識分子的角色。

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This interview explores various aspects of Elaine Kim, a third-generation Korean American scholar and one of the pioneers in Asian American literary and cultural studies. The issues covered include her family and educational background, the writing and publication of her groundbreaking Asian American Literature: An Introduction to the Writings and Their Social Context, the campus and racial politics, her critical intervention into Asian American Studies, the visual and social/sociological turns in her intellectual trajectory, the relationship between feminism, racism, and (cultural) nationalism, the balance between the academy and the society, the interracial relationship between Asian Americans and African Americans, the transnational perspective on Asian American literature, and the role of a female Asian American intellectual.

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