About

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Min Hyoung Song is Professor of English and Director of the Asian American Studies Program at Boston College.

He is the author of two books, The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American (Duke, 2013) and Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots (Duke, 2005). The Children of 1965 won the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Prize in Literary Criticism, the Alpha Sigma Nu Award in Literature and Fine Arts, and received an Honorable Mention for the Association for the Study of the Arts in the Present (ASAP) Book Prize.

In addition, he co-edited The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature (Cambridge, 2015) and Asian American Studies: A Reader (Rutgers, 2000), and has published academic articles in the journals MosaicTwentieth-Century LiteratureAmerican Literary History, LIT, and Legacy, as well as in numerous edited volumes of essays. He is the former editor of the Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAAS) and former director of the English MA program at BC.

His book manuscript Everyday Denial and Climate Lyricism is under review. It argues that a reading practice that self-consciously foregrounds climate change needs to ground itself in experiences of the everyday, and that both contemporary poetry and novels can help develop such a reading practice. 

He is also general co-editing a four-volume series for Cambridge University Press entitled Asian American Literature in Transition. When it is published, probably in late 2020, it should be an essential guide for anyone developing a research project related in any way to Asian American literature.

His most recent publication is a chapter entitled “The Artful Things of Climate Change” in the edited volume Racial Ecologies, edited by LeiLani Nishime and Kim Hester Williams.

 
CONTACT:
Department of English, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467  
tel: 617-552-1655  /  email: min.song@bc.edu
twitter: @minhyoungsong
 

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