Resources for scholars and students

SCHOLARSHIP ON LARISSA LAI’S WORK

Books

Georgi, Sonja. Bodies And/as Technology: Counter-Discourses on Ethnicity and Globalization in the Works of Alejandro Morales, Larissa Lai and Nalo Hopkinson. Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag Winter GmbH, 2011. 406 pp.

Articles

Articles on Sybil Unrest

Kuester, Martin. “Civil Unrest: Larissa Lai and Rita Wong’s Sybil Unrest and the Canadian Long Poem Tradition.” Reading(s) from a Distance: European Critics on Canadian Women’s Writing. Ed. Charlotte Sturgess and Martin Kuester. SALC 2. Augsburg: Wißner, 2008. 229-238. (article on the “Sybil Unrest” chapbook published prior to the trade paperback)

L’Abbé, Sonnet. “‘Infiltrate as Cells’: The Biopolitically Ethical Subject of sybil unrest.” Canadian Literature 210/211 (2011): 169-189.

Fournier, Lauren. “Meeting the Other: Re-Conceiving the Asian Canadian Avant-Garde Through Collaboration.” West Coast Line 45.3 (2011): 92-99.

Articles on Salt Fish Girl

Lousley, Cheryl. “Ecocriticism in the Unregulated Zone.” Critical Collaborations: Indigeneity, Diaspora and Ecology in Canadian Literary Studies. Eds. Smaro Kamboureli and Christl Verduyn. Waterloo: WLUP, 2014. 143-160.

Phung, Malissa. “The Diasporic Inheritance of ‘Postmemory’ and Immigrant Shame in the Novels of Larissa Lai.” Postcolonial Text. 7.3 (2012): 1-19.

Oliver, Stephanie. “Diffuse Connections: Smell and Diasporic Subjectivity in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl.Canadian Literature. 208 (2011): 85-108.

Wegener, Susanne. “Forget Modesty— Here Comes the Tail: Abject Bodies, Post-Humanistic Philosophy and Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl.” Assuming Gender. 2.1 (2011): 2-18.

Zacharias, Robert. “Citizens of the Exception: Obasan Meets Salt Fish Girl.” Narratives of Citizenship: Indigenous and Diasporic Peoples Unsettle the Nation-State. Ed. Aloys N.M. Fleischmann, Nancy Van Styvendale, and Cody McCarroll. Edmonton: U of Alberta P, 2011. 3-24.

Ty, Eleanor. “Shape Shifters and Disciplined Bodies: Feminist Tactics, Science Fiction, and Fantasy.” Unfastened: Globality and Asian North American Narratives. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2010. 89-107.

Chung, Hye Yurn. “‘Retelling Tales’: The Legacy of Dislocation in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl.” 영미문학페미니즘, 17.2 (2009): 41-68.

Cabahug, Frances. “Jumping the Helix: Genomics and the Next Generation of Chinese-Canadian Literature on the West Coast.” The University of the Fraser Valley Research Review. 3.1 (2010): 137-143.

Lai, Paul. “Stinky Bodies: Mythological Futures and the Olfactory Sense in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl.MELUS. 33.4 (2008): 167-187.

Deer, Glenn. “Remapping Vancouver: Composing Urban Spaces in Contemporary Asian Canadian Writing.” Canadian Literature. 199 (2008): 118-144.

Birns, Nicolas. “’The Earth’s Revenge’: Nature, Diaspora and Transfeminism in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl.China Fictions, English Language: Literary Essays in Diaspora, Memory, Story. Ed. A. Robert Lee. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 2008. 161-182.

Capperdoni, Alessandra. “Feminist Progenies— Unlawful Citizenship: Reproduction, Technology and the Spectres of the Nation in Margaret Atwood and Larissa Lai.” Spec. issue “Citizenship and Cultural Belonging in Canadian Literature.” Eds. Sophie McCall and David Chariandy. West Coast Line. 42.3 (2008): 44-61.

Cuder-Domínguez, Pilar. “The Politics of Gender and Genre in Asian Canadian Women’s Speculative Fiction: Hiromi Goto and Larissa Lai. Asian Canadian Writing Beyond Autoethnography. Eds. Eleanor Ty and Christl Verduyn. Waterloo: WLUP, 2008. 115-132.

Lee, Tara. “Mutant Bodies in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl: Challenging the Alliance between Science and Capital.” West Coast Line. 38.2 (2004): 94-110.

Mansbridge, Joanna. “Abject Origins: Uncanny Strangers and Figures of Fetishism in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl.” West Coast Line. 38.2 (2004): 121-133.

Birns, Nicolas. “’The Earth’s Revenge’: Nature, Diaspora and Transfeminism in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl.” Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association e-Journal. 2.2 (2006): 1-15.

Wong, Rita. “Troubling Domestic Limits: Reading Border Fictions Alongside Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl.” B.C. Studies. 140 (2003-4): 109-124.

Articles on When Fox Is a Thousand

Sturgess, Charlotte. “Questions of Voice, Race, and the Body in Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms and Larissa Lai’s When Fox is a Thousand.” Crosstalk: Canadian and Global Imaginaries in Dialogue. Eds. Diana Brydon and Marta Dvorák. Waterloo: WLUP, 2012. 185-195.

Kim, Christine. “Troubling the Mosaic: Larissa Lai’s When Fox Is a Thousand, Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night, and Representations of Social Differences.” Asian Canadian Writing Beyond Autoethnography. Eds. Eleanor Ty and Christl Verduyn. Waterloo: WLUP, 2008. 153-178.

Condé, Mary. “Canadian Border Crossings: Evelyn Lau and Larissa Lai.” China Fictions, English Language: Literary Essays in Diaspora, Memory, Story. Ed. A. Robert Lee. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 2008. 141-160.

Luo, Shao-pin. “Translation and Transformation in Chorus of Mushrooms and When Fox Is a Thousand.” Asian Women: Interconnections. Eds. Tineke Hellwig and Sunera Thobani. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press/Women’s Press, 2006. 115-138.

Goellnicht, Donald C. “’Forays into Acts of Transformation’: Queering Chinese-Canadian Diasporic Fictions.” Culture, Identity, Commodity: Diasporic Chinese Literatures in English. Eds. Tseen Khoo and Kam Louie. Montreal: McGill Queen’s UP, 2005. 153-182.

Fu, Bennett. “Meta-Morphing T’ien Hu: Sexual Transgression and Textual Transposition in When Fox Is a Thousand.” West Coast Line. 38.2 (2004): 157-63.

Morris, Robyn. “Re-visioning Representations of Difference in Larissa Lai’s When Fox Is a Thousand and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. West Coast Line. 38.2 (2004): 69-87.

Condé, Mary. “Disguise and Chinese Canadian Identity in Larissa Lai’s When Fox Is a Thousand.Zenith. Rennes: Université de Rennes, 2003. 34-39.

Khoo, Tseen-Ling. “Emerging Extravagance in Diasporic Asian Women’s Writing.” Banana Bending: Asian-Australian and Asian Canadian Litertures. Hong Kong: Hong Kong UP, 2003. 149-172.

Morris, Robyn. “Making Eyes: Colouring the Look in Larissa Lai’s When Fox Is a Thousand and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.” Australian Canadian Studies 20.1 (2002): 75-98.

Wang, Shu-hua. “When the Fox Speaks: Translation, Transformation, and Trangression in When Fox Is a Thousand.” Eds. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek and Yiu-nam Leung. Edmonton: Research Institute for Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta, and Taipei: National Tsing Hua University, 1998: 271-285.

Van Luven, Lynn. “Voices from the Past Echo through the Present: Choy’s The Jade Peony and Lai’s When Fox Is a Thousand.Canadian Culture and Literature and a Taiwan Perspective. Eds. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek and Yiu-Nam Leung. Edmonton: Research Institute for Comparative Literature, 1998. 263-272.

Articles on other Lai texts

Reid, Michelle. “Rachel Writes Back: Racialized Androids and Replicant Texts.” Extrapolation 49.3 (2008): 353-367.

Theses and Dissertations

Hildebrand, Laura. “Speculated Communities”: The Contemporary Canadian Speculative Fictions of Margaret Atwood, Nalo Hopkinson and Larissa Lai. MA Thesis. University of Ottawa, 2012. 106 pp.

Narduzzi, Dilia. (Un)natural Bodies: Reproduction, Disability, Queerness. Ph.D. Diss., McMaster University, 2011. 226 pp.

Allan, Kathryn. Bleeding Chrome: Technology and the Vulnerable Body in Feminist Post-cyberpunk Science Fiction. Ph.D. Diss., McMaster University, 2010. 232 pp.

Fox, Linda Christine. Queer Outburst: A Literary and Social Analysis of the Vancouver Node (1995-1996) in English Canadian Queer Women’s Literature. Ph.D. Diss. University of Victoria, 2009. 385 pp.

Turner, Cameron. Binding the Monstrous Animal in H.G. Well’s The Island of Dr. Moreauand Larissa Lai’s When Fox Is a Thousand. MA Thesis. University of Nevada, 2009. 94 pp.

Morris, Robyn. Looking Through the Twin Lens of Race and Gender: A New Politics of Surveillance in Asian Australian and Asian Canadian Women’s Writing. PhD. Diss. University of Wollongong, 2008. 249 pp.

Cheung, Ka Hing. Creative Foundations: Rewriting in Larissa Lai’s Novels. MA Thesis. University of Alberta, 2007. 85pp.

Lee, Tara. Promising Transnational Births: The Womb and Cyborg Poetics in Asian Canadian Literature. PhD. Diss. Simon Fraser University, 2006. 290 pp.

Fu, Bennett. Differing Bodies, Defying Subjects, Defering Texts: Gender, Sexuality and Transgression in Chinese Canadian Women’s Writing. PhD. Diss. Université de Montreal, 2004. 232 pp.

Kim, Christine. The Politics of Print: Feminist Publishing and Canadian Literary Production. PhD. Diss. York University, 2004. 359 pp.

Authers, Benjamin. ‘Limited Imaginings’: Identity, Sexuality and Nation in Four Australian and Canadian Novels. MA Thesis. Dalhousie University, 2002. 114 pp.

Malek, Elska. Running Away With the Concubine: Lesbianism and Larissa Lai’s When Fox Is a Thousand. MA Thesis. University of Guelph, 2001, 108 pp.

Harry, Leanne. (Re)membering the subject: The Politics of History, Memory, and Identity in Maria Campbell, Joy Kogawa, and Larissa Lai. MA Thesis. Simon Fraser University, 2000. 79 pp.

Luo, Shao-Pin. Translation, Transformation and Transculturation: A Study of Selected Postcolonial Texts. PhD. Diss. University of New Brunswick, 1998. 274 pp.

Special Issues

Wong, Rita and Glenn Lowry, eds. West Coast Lai. Spec. issue of West Coast Line. 38:2 (2004).