Congratulations to Dr. Tan Lin!

The University recently announced that Dr. Tan Lin, professor of Creative Writing in the English Department has been awarded grants from the Asian American Arts Alliance and the Andy Warhol Foundation. According to the Asian American Arts Alliance web site, Dr. Lin’s work is a:

photographic novel that blurs the line between fiction and non-fiction. The artist finds interesting newspaper stories and re-tells them as though they happened to him; inserting flea market photographs to “prove” that they happened to him. The work explores feelings of displacement, and the construction of identity and kinship, as experienced by first and second generation immigrants. 

If you’re interested in Asian American literature, come to the library and take a look at some of these books, all of which are available on the 4th floor:

Assimilating Asians : gendered strategies of authorship in Asian America / Patricia P. Chu / Duke University Press
PS153 .A84 C485 2000

The Americas of Asian American literature : gendered fictions of nation and transnation
 / Rachel C. Lee
PS153.A84 L44 1999

Double agency : acts of impersonation in Asian American literature and culture / Tina Chen / Stanford University Press
PS153 .A84 C47 2005

Form and transformation in Asian American literature /edited by Zhou Xiaojing and Samina Najmi / University of Washington Press
PS153 .A84 F67 2005

Tell this silence : Asian American women writers and the politics of speech / by Patti Duncan / University of Iowa Press
PS153 .A84 D86 2004

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