. Interesting discussions of Kingston’s two-book life-writing project have appeared in Sidonie Smith’s A Poetics of Women’s Autobiography: Marginality and the Fictions of Self-Representation (1987) and Subjectivity, Identity, and the Body: Women’s Autobiographical Practices in the Twentieth Century (1993); and Françoise Lionnet’s Postcolonial Representations: Women, Literature, Identity (1995).
Maxine Hong Kingston’s contribution to Asian American feminism via her life writing is the subject of several other critical studies, such as Rachel Lee
Maria Holmgren Troy, Johan Höglund, Yvonne Leffler and Sofia Wijkmark
Fear (New York: Rodopi 2010), pp. 43–53; Y. Leffler, ‘The Devious Landscape of Scandinavian Horror’, in Mehtonen, Gothic Topographies: Language, Nation Building and ‘Race’ , pp. 141–52; Y. Leffler, ‘Female Gothic Monsters’, in The History of Nordic Women's Literature (2016), http://nordicwomensliterature.net/article/female-gothic-monsters Accessed 25 January 2019; and Y. Leffler, ‘Scandinavian Gothic’, in W. Hughes, D. Punter and A. Smith (eds), The Encyclopedia of the Gothic (Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
: A Case of Hybrid Vigour?’ Animal Cognition 12:75
(2009): pp. 75–84.
62 Lionnet, Autobiographical Voices, p. 5.
63 Françoise Lionnet, Postcolonial Representations: Women, Literature,
Identity (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1995), p. 175.
64 Ibid., p. 175.
65 Isin and Nielsen, ‘Introduction’, p. 6.
66 Isin, ‘Theorizing Acts of Citizenship’, p. 25.
67 Lionnet, Autobiographical Voices, p. xi.
’s Writing (Bloomington:
Indiana University Press, 1997), p. 5.
Françoise Lionnet, Postcolonial Representations: Women, Literature, Identity (Ithaca:
Cornell University Press, 1995), in particular pp. 2–4. Lionnet’s relational feminism
also bears comparison with Avtar Brah’s feminist ‘politics of intersectionality’.
Kadiatu Kanneh, African Identities: Race, Nation and Culture in Ethnography, PanAfricanism and Black Literatures (New York and London: Routledge, 1998), p. 154.
See Brah, Cartographies of Diaspora, p. 176; Gayatri Spivak, ‘French feminism in an
Postcolonial women writers in a transnational frame
: Routledge, 1998), pp. 62–4.
See Doreen Massey, ‘Imagining globalization’, in Avtar Brah, Mary J. Hickman
and Mairtin MacanGhaill (eds), Global Futures: Migration, Environment and
Globalization (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999), pp. 27–44.
Françoise Lionnet, Postcolonial Representations: Women, Literature, Identity (Ithaca
and London: Cornell University Press, 1995), p. 2.
As Jon Mee, ‘After midnight: the Indian novel in English of the 80s and 90s’,
Postcolonial Studies, 1:1 (April 1998), 127–41, puts it, women writers strive to ‘have
their say’ about who constitutes the
(eds), The Encyclopedia of the Gothic (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), www.literatureencyclopedia.com ; Y. Leffler, ‘The Devious Landscape in Scandinavian Horror’, in P. M. Mehtonen and M. Savolainen (eds), Gothic Topographies: Language, Nation Building and ‘Race ’ (Surrey, England and Burlington, USA: Ashgate, 2013), pp. 141–52; Y. Leffler, ‘Female Gothic Monsters’, in The History of Nordic Women's Literature,
http://nordicwomensliterature.net/article/female-gothic-monsters , Publ. 1 December 2016. About the specific Swedish tradition
The cartographic consciousness of Irish gothic fiction
, Gothic Ireland , pp. 182–90. Diane Long Hoeveler contested such views, querying attempts to read a Catholic agenda in The children of the abbey and, indeed, in female gothic as a whole; ‘Regina Maria Roche's The children of the abbey : contesting the Catholic presence in female gothic fiction’, Tulsa studies in women's literature , 31.1/2 (2012), 137–58.