AAS Faculty and Staff

Quan Manh Ha

Quan Manh Ha

Professor & Director of Literature

Office: LA 213
Email: quan.ha@mso.umt.edu

Personal Website

Current Position

Professor of American Literature & Ethnic Studies

 

Courses

 

  • LIT 596: Graduate Independent Study
  •  American Literary Criticism since 1930
  •  Vietnam War Literature
  •  Asian American Literature
  • Modern & Contemporary American Drama
  • Vietnam & the Vietnamese Immigrant Experience in Literary Imagination
  • Multiethnic US Fiction and Non-fiction
  • LIT 521: US Literature Seminar
  • Multiethnic US Literatures
  • Ethnic American Memoirs & Autobiographies
  • LIT 420: Critical Race Theory
  • LIT 391: Special Topics
  • Vietnamese Literature in English Translation, 1930-Present
  • Vietnam War Literature
  • LIT 380: Literary Approaches to Drama
  • LIT 369: Short Fiction
  • American Short Stories since 1945
  • The American Short Story & Novella
  • LIT 344: Asian American Literature
  • LIT 343: African American Literature
  • The New Negro: Voices of the Harlem Renaissance
  • The Black Arts Movement & the Second Renaissance (1960-2000)
  •  African American Fiction & Drama since 1900  
  • LIT 304/430: US Writers of Color
  • LIT 301: Studies in Literary Forms
  • LIT 300: Literary Criticism
  • LIT 246: Genres, Themes, and Approaches
  • The North American Short Story
  • LIT 236: Literary Histories
  • Modern US Literature
  • American Realism & Naturalism
  • LIT 211: American Literature II
  • LIT 201: Introduction to Literary Studies
  • LIT 110: Introduction to Literature

 

Education

  • Ph.D. in American Literature, Texas Tech University, 2011
  • M.A. in English, Middle Tennessee State University, 2006
  • Post-M.Ed. Curricular Training, Troy University, 2003-2004
  • M.Ed. in English / Language Arts, Troy University, 2003
  • B.A. in English, University of Da Lat, Vietnam, 2000

Publications

Research Areas: Multiethnic US Literatures, Vietnam War Literature, Asian American Literature, Literary Translation

BOOK

Ha, Quan Manh, and Joseph Babcock, translators and editors. Other Moons: Vietnamese Stories of the American War and Its Aftermath. Columbia University Press, 2020.

http://cup.columbia.edu/book/other-moons/9780231196093

ARTICLES (selected publications)

“Purple Hats and Threatened Whiteness in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Everything That Rises Must Converge.’” Short Fiction in Theory & Practice, vol. 10, no. 1, 2020, pp. 9-25 (co-authored with Sierra Gideon)

“An Introduction to ‘Tran Van Dinh’s The Quirks and Whims of Heaven: A Meeting with President John F. Kennedy and the Buddhist Crisis.’” War, Literature & the Arts, vol. 31, 2019, pp. 1-25.

“Postcolonial Satire, Imperialist Nostalgia, and Reconciliation in Huy Duong Phan’s ‘The Billion Dollar Skeleton’ and Andrew Lam’s ‘Slingshot.’” Journal of the Short Story in English, vol. 71, 2018, pp. 271-290. (co-authored with William Frost)

“The Malleability of Truth and Language in Chay Yew’s Porcelain and A Language of Their Own.” Journal of Contemporary Drama in English, vol. 6, no. 2, 2018, pp. 300-314. (co-authored with Andrew Vigesaa)

“The Violence of Duality in Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro.ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies, vol. 27, no. 1, 2018, pp. 121-134. (co-authored with Conor Hogan)

“From ‘Big Red’ Hydrick to Goat Dykeman: Eudora Welty’s Navigation between the Fictional and the Real in ‘Where Is the Voice Coming From?’” Prague Journal of English Studies, vol. 7, no. 1, 2018, pp. 79-96. (co-authored with Ryan Hitchcock).

“‘It’s oil and water’: Race, Gender, Power, and Trauma in Vu Tran’s Dragonfish.” Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies, vol. 8, 2017, pp. 26-42. (co-authored with Chase Greenfield)

“When Memory Speaks: Transnational Remembrances in Vietnam War Literature.” Southeast Asian Studies, vol. 5, no. 3, 2016, pp. 463-489.

“Domestic Violence in Lac Su’s I Love Yous Are for White People: A Sociological Criticism Approach.” Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies, vol. 7, 2016, pp. 88-103.

“Charles Baxter’s ‘Gryphon’: A Postmodernist Substitute in a Traditional Classroom.” Journal of the Short Story in English, vol. 64, 2015, pp. 249-261. (co-authored with Jonathan M. Hoyer)

“Lan Cao’s Monkey Bridge: Problematic Representations of Vietnam War History.” Southeast Review of Asian Studies, vol. 36, 2014, pp. 75-90.

“Conspiracy of Silence and New Subjectivity in Monkey Bridge and The Gangster We Are All Looking For.” Journal of Southeast-Asian American Education and Advancement, vol. 8, 2013, pp. 1-16.

“Power and Gender Relations in When Heaven and Earth Changed Places.” War, Literature & the Arts, vol. 25, 2013, pp. 1-18.

“Vietnamese American Survival Literature and Human Rights Discourse.” New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, 2012, pp. 17-37.

Introduction. The Consolation of Queen Elizabeth I: The Queen’s Translation of Boethius’s Consolatio Philosophiae. Ed. Noel Harold Kaylor and Philip Edward Phillips. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University Press, 2009. 1-38.

“Trey Ellis’s Platitudes: Synthesizing Black Voices.” Ethnic Studies Review [a special issue on Ethnicity: Analysis of Cultural, Social & Political Trends], vol. 32, no. 1, 2009, pp. 55-76.

REFERENCE ESSAYS (published in GALE / Cengage Learning’s Literature Criticism Series)

“Ho Anh Thai’s Behind the Red Mist.” Histories of Everyday Life in Totalitarian Regimes. Vol. 3: Literary Approaches. GALE/Cengage Learning, St. James, 2015. 275-78.

“Andrew X. Pham’s Catfish and Mandala.” Histories of Everyday Life in Totalitarian Regimes. Vol. 2: Effects of Totalitarianism. GALE/Cengage Learning, St. James, 2015. 321-324.

“Nguyen Qui Duc’s Where the Ashes Are.” Histories of Everyday Life in Totalitarian Regimes. Vol. 1: Personal Experiences. GALE/Cengage Learning, St. James, 2015. 226-229.

“Kien Nguyen’s The Unwanted: A Memoir of Childhood.” The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative. Vol. 1. GALE/Cengage Learning, St. James Press, 2013. 170-173.

“Elizabeth Kim’s Ten Thousand Sorrows: The Extraordinary Journey of a Korean War Orphan. The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative. Vol. 1. GALE/Cengage Learning, St. James Press, 2013. 102-104.

“Sichan Siv’s Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America.” The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative. Vol. 1. GALE/Cengage Learning, St. James Press, 2013. 306-308.

“Vu Trong Phung’s Dumb Luck.” The Literature of Propaganda. Vol. 2. GALE/Cengage Learning, St. James Press, 2013. 309-312.

“Tran Van Dinh’s Blue Dragon, White Tiger: A Tet Story.” Literature of War. Vol. 2. GALE/Cengage Learning, St. James Press, 2012. 315-318.

Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram.” Literature of War. Vol. 2. GALE/Cengage Learning, St. James Press, 2012. 147-149.

INTERVIEW

“Interview with Sichan Siv” [author of Golden Bone, a Cambodian American autobiography]. Southeast Review of Asian Studies, vol. 31, 2009, pp. 207-218.

SHORT-STORY TRANSLATIONS (from the Vietnamese into English) 

“A Missing Person,” by Vuong Tam. Asian Literature and Translation (ALT), vol. 7, no. 1, 2020, pp. 1-6. (co-translated with Wayne Karlin)

“The Blood Lily,” by Vuong Tam. Asian Literature and Translation (ALT), vol. 7, no. 1, 2020, pp. 7-12. (co-translated with Joseph Babcock)

“Twinkling Stars,” by Nguyen Thi Am. Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation, vol. 27, no. 1, 2019, pp. 145-147.

 “A Crescent Moon in the Woods,” by Nguyen Minh Chau. Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation, vol. 25, no. 2, 2017, pp. 218-228.

“Hunger,” by Thach Lam. Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation, vol. 25, no. 1, 2017, pp. 157-161.

“An Early Morning,” by Thach Lam. Asian Literature and Translation (ALT), vol. 4, no. 6, 2017, pp. 149-153.

“Moonlit Nights,” by Thach Lam. Asian Literature and Translation (ALT), vol. no. 6, 2017, pp. 153-158.

“Half-dead,” by Nhat Linh. Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation, vol. 23. no. 2, 2015, pp. 257-260.

“Two Sisters,” by Nhat Linh. Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation, vol. 23, no. 2, 2015, pp. 251-256.

“Carrion Eaters,” by Nguyen Cong Hoan. Asian Literature and Translation (ALT), vol. 3, no. 1, 2015, pp. 1-5.

“A Poor Family,” by To Hoai. Asian Literature and Translation (ALT), vol. 3, no. 1, 2015, pp. 6-10.

“Bright Moon,” by Nam Cao. Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation, vol. 23, no. 1, 2015, pp.  204-211.

“The Soil,” by Nam Ha. Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Society, vol. 8, no. 2, 2014, pp. 93-101. (co-translated with Chau Tran)

“The Xa-nu Jungle,” by Nguyen Trung Thanh. Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Society, vol. 8, no. 2, 2014, pp. 102-109.

“Eyes,” by Nam Cao. Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Society, vol. 7, no. 2, 2013, pp. 87-99.

“Overweening Pride,” by Vu Trong Phung. Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Society, vol. 7, no. 2, 2013, pp. 80-86.

“Wife,” by Nguyen Cong Hoan. CIRQUE: A Literary Journal for Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, vol. 7, 2012, pp. 15-17.

“From Theory to Practice,” by Vu Trong Phung. Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation, vol. 21, no. 2, 2013, pp. 183-187.

“The Teeth of an Upper-Class Family’s Dog,” by Nguyen Cong Hoan. CIRQUE: A Literary Journal for Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, vol. 5, 2011, pp. 24-26. Reprinted in Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation, vol. 21, no. 2, 2013, pp. 188-191.

“Common-law Wife,” by Kim Lân, and Historical Notes. Southern Humanities Review (SHR), vol. 43, no. 4, 2009, pp. 380-389.

BOOK REVIEWS & REVIEW ESSAYS

Review of Caught Dead, by Andrew Lanh (a.k.a. Ed Ifkovic). Journal of Southeast-Asian  American Education and Advancement, vol. 10, 2015, pp. 1-3.

Review of The Lotus and the Storm, by Lan Cao. War, Literature & the Arts, vol. 27, 2015, pp. 18-22.

Review of Pioneer Girl, by Bich Minh Nguyen. Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies, vol. 6, 2015, pp. 60-63.

Review of Love Like Hate, by Linh Dinh. Journal of Southeast-Asian American Education and Advancement, vol. 8, 2013, pp. 1-5.

Review of Inside Out & Back Again, by Thanhha Lai. Journal of Southeast-Asian American Education and Advancement, vol. 8, 2013, pp. 1-4.

Review of I Love Yous Are for White People, by Lac Su. Journal of Southeast-Asian American Education and Advancement, vol. 8, 2013, pp. 1-5.

Review of The Vietnamese-American 1.5 Generation, ed. Sucheng Chan. Ethnic Studies Review, vol. 31, no. 2, 2008, pp. 201-02.

Review of Strategic Reading: Guiding Students to Lifelong Literacy, 6-12, by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Tanya N. Baker, and Julie Dube. Alabama English and Language Arts, vol. 13, Summer 2001-2002, pp. 61-64.

 

 

Home Department

Department of English

Area of Expertise

American Literature; Ethnic American Literature; Vietnamese Literature