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Min Hyoung Song

english department

Min Hyoung Song


A.B., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Ph.D., Tufts University

Stokes Hall S483
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-1655
Fax: 617-552-4220

Academic Profile

Director of the MA program.  Specializes in Asian American, ethnic American, and twentieth-century American literature, with a special interest in cultural studies and literary theory.

Publications (selected)

  • The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American, Duke University Press Books, (April 2013).
  • "'How Good It Is to Be a Monkey': Comics, Racial Formation and American Born Chinese."  Mosaic  43:1, 73-93. (March 2010).
  • Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots  Durham: Duke University Press, 2005).
  • Asian American Studies: A Reader (co-edited with Jean Wu). New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press 2000.
  • Guest Editor, Issue on "Asian Americans and Violence." Journal of Asian American Studies, 11.1 (2008).
  • "'How Good it is to Be a Monkey':  Racial Formation and Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese.”  Mosaic, forthcoming.
  • “Communities of Remembrance: Reflections on the Virginia Tech Shootings and Race.”  Journal of Asian American Studies, 11.1 (2008), 1-26.
  • “The Children of 1965: Allegory, Postmodernism, and Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake.”  Special Issue: “After Postmodernism: Form and History in Contemporary American Fiction,” guest edited by Andrew Hoberek.  Twentieth-Century Literature 53:3 (2007), 345-370.
  • Looking Back: Diasporic Longing in Citizen 13660 and Persepolis.”  In Ethnic Life Writings and Histories, edited by Rocío Davis.  Munster: LIT Verlag, 2007.  115-132.
  • "Sentimentalism and Sui Sin Far," Legacy. A Journal of American Women Writers
    20:1-2 (2003), 134-152.
  • “A Diasporic Future?  Native Speaker and Historical Trauma.”  LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 12 (2001), 79-98.
  • “The Unknowable and Sui Sin Far: The Epistemological Limits of ‘Oriental’ Sexuality.”  In Q&A: Queer in Asian America, edited by David Eng and Alice Hom.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998. 306-322.
  • “Pahkar Singh’s Argument with Asian America: Color and the Structure of Race Formation.” In  A Part, Yet Apart: South Asians in Asian America, edited by Rajini Srikanth and Lavina Shankar.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998.  79-104.