“Survival -- to keep writing”: an interview with Shirley Geok-lin Lim

Upton, Joe (2018) “Survival -- to keep writing”: an interview with Shirley Geok-lin Lim. Journal of Postcolonial Writing. ISSN 1744-9855

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Abstract

In this e-mail interview conducted in 2016, author and scholar Shirley Geok-lin Lim addresses the changing social and political conditions in the United States. Lim discusses the affective relationship between aesthetics and politics in her work, the anxiety of multilingual stylistics, and the in-between nature of the transnation. She also reflects on the academic marginalization she has experienced as a result of her immigrant designation and subjectivity, as well as the indirect influence of China and Chineseness on her writing. Commenting on her memoir Among the White Moon Faces, Lim notes the difficulty of titling, and addresses the impact of anglophone literature upon her during her colonial Malaysian upbringing.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR0111 Women authors
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR0125 Relations to other literatures and countries
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR9080 English literature outside of Great Britain. Including present and former British colonies and dependencies except the United States
P Language and Literature > PS American literature > PS0147 Women authors
P Language and Literature > PS American literature > PS0700 Individual authors > PS3600 2001-
Depositing User: Joseph Upton
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 15:48
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 13:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/72704

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