Vol 9, No 1 (2015)


Table of Contents

Section I: Editor's Column

Editor's Column PDF
Mohammad A. Quayum, International Islamic University Malaysia 1-2

Special Section Commemorating Syd Harrex (1935-2015): Poet and New Literatures Pioneer

Farewell Syd Harrex PDF
Gillian Dooley, Flinders University, Australia 3-4
In Memoriam: Syd Harrex (1935-2015) PDF
Md. Rezaul Haque, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh 5-7
A Belated Thank You PDF
Shirley Geok lin Lim, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA 8-10
Syd Harrex: A Tribute PDF
Nor Faridah Abdul Manaf, International Islamic University Malaysia 11-12
New Literatures “Pioneer”: Syd Harrex PDF
Paul Sharrad, University of Wollongong, Australia 13-14
Vale, Dear Friend PDF
Graham Tulloch, Flinders University, Australia 15-16
Remembering Syd Harrex PDF
Robert Yeo, Singapore Management University 17-18
Syd Harrex: Roads Less Travelled PDF
Bernard Wilson, Tokyo, Japan 19
Memories of Syd Harrex PDF
Janet Wilson, University of Northampton, UK 20-21


“No man is an island”: Crossing Thresholds – Journeying with the Recent Poetry of Syd Harrex PDF
Molly Murn, Flinders University, Australia, Melinda Graefe, Flinders University, Australia 22-30

Articles on “Narratives of ‘Unstable Homes’” in Asian American Literature

Introduction PDF
Chingyen Yang Mayer, Siena College, USA 31-34
“Writing in Search of a Homeland”: Re-creating Home in Meena Alexander’s Fault Lines: A Memoir PDF
Sanghamitra Dalal, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia 35-50
Re-Imagined Homes: Transnational Asian American Writing in Annie Wang’s The People’s Republic of Desire PDF
Binbin Fu, Edgewood College, USA 51-67
Home and Diasporic Imagination: Incorporating Immigrant Writer Chang Shi-Kuo in (Chinese) American Literary Studies PDF
Su-ching Huang, East Carolina University, USA 68-80
An Untenable Dichotomy: The Idea of Home in John Okada’s No-No Boy PDF
Wenxin Li, Stony Brook University, USA 81-93
Entangled Allegiances and Multiple Belongings in Shirley Geok-lin Lim’s Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian American Memoir of Homelands PDF
Chingyen Yang Mayer, Siena College, USA 94-109
Forging Transnational Identities: A Postethnic Diasporic Re-imaging of “Home” in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake PDF
Lekha Roy, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, India, Rajyashree Khushu-Lahiri, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, India 110-121
Displacement of Desire in Kiran Desai’s Inheritance of Loss PDF
Umme Salma, International Islamic University, Chittagong, Bangladesh 122-136
Politics of In-between Spaces: Diasporic Travails in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Fiction PDF
Chitra Thrivikraman Nair, University College, Trivandrum, India 137-145

General Articles

“we…head back to English”: Anglophone Lyric in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines PDF
Dennis Haskell, Westerly Centre, University of Western Australia 146-159
Persuratan Baru: An Alternative Paradigm to Western Literary Methodologies PDF
Ungku Maimunah Mohd. Tahir, National University of Malaysia (UKM) 160-176
The Dark Side of Society in Two Malaysian Short Stories: A Grotesque Reading PDF
Fateha Aziz, University of Worcester, UK 177-192


Re-assessing the Kerala Model Woman in Fiction: An Interview with Jaishree Misra PDF
Maya Vinai, Bits-Pilani (Hyderabad Campus), India, Jayashree Hazarika, Bits-Pilani (Hyderabad Campus), India 193-198

Review Articles

The Small Voices of History and the Middle Class Academia: Notes Towards Promises and Pitfalls PDF
Saurav Dasthakur, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, India 199-204

Book Reviews

Aaron Lee Soon Yong, Coastlands PDF
Agnes S.L. Lam, Hong Kong 205-206
Russ Soh, Not the Same Family PDF
Carol Leon, University of Malaya, Malaysia 207-208
Adriana Raducanu, Speaking the Language of the Night: Aspects of the Gothic in Selected Contemporary Novels PDF
Andrew Ng, Monash University Malaysia 209-211
Pooja Nansi, Love is an Empty Barstool PDF
Angus Whitehead, NIE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 212-217
Paoi Hwang, ed. Global Encounters: Cross-Cultural Representations of Taiwan PDF
Wai-chew Sim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 218-220
Verena Tay, Spectre: Stories from Dark to Light PDF
Christopher B. Patterson, New York Institute of Technology, Nanjing, China 221-224
Tunku Halim, Last Breath PDF
Chuah Guat Eng, Malaysia 225-226
Lee Chiu San, Buy My Beloved Country PDF
Himadri Lahiri, University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India 227-230
Kee Thuan Chye, Can We Save Malaysia, Please! PDF
Khairil Ahmad, International Islamic University Malaysia 231-234
Rafael Reyes-Ruiz, The Ruins PDF
Paoi Hwang, Durham, UK 240-242
Chuah Guat Eng, Dream Stuff PDF
Pauline T. Newton, Southern Methodist University, Texas, USA 243-245
Irene Chua Hwee Kee, My Daughter, My Friend PDF
Raihanah M.M., National University of Malaysia (UKM) 246-250
Mohammad A. Quayum. Beyond Boundaries: Critical Essays on Rabindranath Tagore PDF
Serajul Islam Choudhury, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh 251-254
Sandhya Rao Mehta, ed. Exploring Gender in the Literature of the Indian Diaspora PDF
Somdatta Mandal, Visva-Bharati University, India 255-259
Rabindranath Tagore, The Ruined Nest and Other Stories PDF
Shyamala A. Narayan, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India 260-264
Verena Tay, Spectre: Stories from Dark to Light PDF
Agnes S.L. Lam, Hong Kong 265-266
Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, hula hooping PDF
Ricardo M. de Ungria, Davao City, Philippines 267-270


Belief; Drinking; Poem Beginning with a Line by Li Po; On the Eve PDF
Dennis Haskell, Westerly Centre, University of Western Australia 271-276

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