Asian American Literature

Paul Nadal

Paul Nadal’s research focuses on developing historicist and formalist approaches to literature, with specializations in Asian American and Philippine Anglophone literature. He is working on two manuscript projects. The first is a study of realism in the Filipino novel in English in relation to the political economy of human labor export and migrant remittances. Titled “Remittance Fiction,” his book offers a new history of the Philippine Anglophone novel by tracing its evolution within the transpacific educational exchange system of U.S.

Anne A. Cheng

Anne Anlin Cheng is Professor of English, Director of American Studies, and affiliated faculty in the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Committee on Film Studies. She is an interdisciplinary scholar who works at the intersection of aesthetics and politics, drawing from literary theory, critical race studies, film theory, feminist theory, and psychoanalysis.  She works primarily with twentieth-century American literature and visual culture with special focus on Asian American and African American literatures.

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