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Other Moons: Vietnamese Short Stories of the American War and Its Aftermath

Author: Quan Manh Ha

Additional Authors: Joseph Babcock

In this anthology, Vietnamese writers describe their experience of what they call the American War and its lasting legacy through the lens of their own vital artistic visions.

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Date: 05/18/2020

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Quan Manh Ha

Phone: (406) 243-5231

Email:  quan.ha@mso.umt.edu

Office: LA 213

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.