Wai Chee Dimock
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Wai Chee Dimock has written on every period of American literature, from Anne Bradstreet to Star Trek. She is Wiilam Lampson Professor of English and American Studies at Yale University., and a film critic for the Los Angeles Review of Books. Originally from Hong Kong, she received her B.A. from Harvard and Ph.D. from Yale. She argues for a broad conception of literature, including materials both high and low, and scales both local and global. Her work has appeared in publications ranging from Critical Inquiry to the New Yorker and The New York Times.
Her lecture course, "Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald," is available through Open Yale Courses.
Dimock was a consultant for "Invitation to World Literature," a 13-part series funded by the Annenberg Foundation produced by WGBH, and aired on PBS in the fall of 2010. A related Facebook forum, "Rethinking World Literature," is ongoing. She also writes a blog on "American Literature in the World", a digital platform supporting a web-and-print anthology and an annual graduate conference.
- Shades of the Planet (Princeton UP, 2007)
- Through Other Continents: American Literature Across Deep Time (Princeton UP, 2006)
- Residues of Justice: Literature, Law, Philosophy (U of California P, 1997)
- Rethinking Class (Columbia UP, 1994)
- Empire for Liberty: Melville and the Poetics of Individualism (Princeton UP, 1989)
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