Vol 1, No 1 (2011)

Conference Issue: The American Tapestry

Papers read at the 2011 Graduate Student Literature Conference at the University of Houston, 19 March 2011.

Graduate students from English and Hispanic studies from multiple universities presented papers on their insights into the impact of America’s cultural, religious, gender, economic, and racial diversity on American literature post WWII - present.

Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction

Editors' Introduction PDF

Critical Articles

In Between La Malinche and Gloria Anzaldúa: Feminism of Mexican and Mexican American Women in the United States, 1910-1950 PDF
Turi Luziris 1-7
Resisting Dominant Fixed Identities in Jasmine and The Reluctant Fundamentalist PDF
Wayne Reed 8-14
Sons Disciplining Mothers: Malas Mujeres and the Portrayal of Women in Mexican American Autobiography PDF
Tasneem Mandviwala 15-23
From Polygamy to Pioneers: Ambivalence in 20th-Century Mormon Literature PDF
Dayna Patterson 24-29
Gish Jen’s World and Town, a Female Bildungsroman Novel of Postmodern Humanism PDF
Katherine E Echols 30-35
Goring the Reader: Flannery O'Connor's Subversive Treatment of Violence in "Greenleaf" PDF
Chris Webb 36-41
Following Where the Brush Leads: The Potential of the Zuihitsu in American Postmodernist Literature PDF
Amanda Rudd 42-49
Influences of Minority and Dominant Cultural History in Louise Erdrich’s Tracks PDF
Mariana Coles 50-56
European and Eastern Theory Regarding Madness and Separation in U.S. Latino Literature PDF
Catherine Hanna 57-62
Muslim South Asian Students in the American Classroom PDF
Sadaf Alam 63-66
The Necessity of Teaching Asian American Literature in Southern American Schools PDF
Amanda Reynolds 67-71
"Why Can't You Behave, Huckleberry?" Sivilizing Adventures of Huckleberry Finn PDF
Lane Ferrero Fletcher 72-81


Letters Policy PDF
Journal Editors

Call for Papers

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