Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

Susan Koshy

Director of Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies

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Book Contributions

  • "The Rise of the Asian American Novel." Cambridge History of the American Novel. Ed. Leonard Cassuto. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • "The Campaign for Fair Trials Abroad: Long-Distance Nationalism and Post-Imperial Anxiety." Just Advocacy: Human Rights, Transnational Feminism, and the Politics of Representation. Ed. Wendy S. Hesford. Rutgers University Press, 2005. 75-98.
  • "The Postmodern Subaltern: Globalization Theory and the Subject of Ethnic, Area, and Postcolonial Studies." Minor Transnationalism. Ed. Françoise Lionnet and Shu-mei Shih. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005. 109-131.
  • "Jim Crow and the Delta Lotus: Racial Strategies of the Mississippi Chinese." Journey into Otherness. Ed. Ada Savin. Amsterdam University Press, 2005. [Reprinted with permission from Boundary 2].
  • "Asian American Women’s Autobiography." Dictionary of Women’s Autobiography. Ed. Victoria Boynton and Jo Malin. Westview Press, 2005. 66-74.
  • "South Asians and the Complex Interstices of Whiteness." White Women in Racialized Spaces. Ed. Samina Najmi and Rajini Srikanth. SUNY Press, 2002. 29-50. [Reprinted with permission from Diaspora]..
  • "Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine." Resource Guide to Asian American Literature. Ed. Stephen Sumida . MLA, 2001. 165-177.
  • "The Fiction of Asian American Literature." An Asian American Studies Reader. Ed. Min Song . Rutgers UP, 2000. 467-95.
  • "The Geography of Female Subjectivity: Ethnicity, Gender and Diaspora in Mukherjee’s Fiction." Contemporary American Women Writers: Gender, Class, and Ethnicity. Ed. Lois P. Zamora. Longman, 1998. 138-53.
  • "Mother-Country and Fatherland: Re-Membering the Nation in Sara Suleri’s Meatless Days." Interventions: Feminist Dialogues in Third World Women’s Literature and Film. Ed. Brinda Bose . Garland, 1996. 47-68.

Journal Articles

  • Koshy, Susan. "Neoliberal Family Matters." American Literary History 25.2 (2013): 36.
  • "Why the Humanities Matter for Race Studies Today." PMLA October (2008): 1252-1259.
  • "Post-Colonial Studies after 9/11: A Response to Ali Behdad." American Literary History 20.1/2 (2008): 300-303.
  • "American Nationhood as Eugenic Romance: D. W. Griffith’s Broken Blossoms." Differences Spring (2001): 50-78.
  • "Minority Cosmopolitanism." PMLA 126.3 (2011): 592-609.
  • "Morphing Race into Ethnicity: Asian Americans and Critical Transformations of Whiteness." Boundary 2 28.1 (2001): 151-91.
  • "From Cold War to Trade War: Neocolonialism and Human Rights." Social Text 58 (1999): 1-32.
  • "Category Crisis: South Asian Americans and Questions of Race and Ethnicity." Diaspora 7.3 (1998): 285-320.
  • "Turning Color: A Conversation with British Asian filmmaker Gurinder Chadha." Transition 72 (1996): 148-61.
  • "The Fiction of Asian American Literature." Yale Journal of Criticism 9 (1996): 35-65.
  • "The Geography of Female Subjectivity: Ethnicity, Gender, and Diaspora in Mukherjee’s Fiction." Diaspora 3 (1994): 69-84.

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