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Bibliography: Works By and About Joy Kogawa

Publications by Joy Kogawa

Kogawa, Joy. A Choice of Dreams. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1974.

Emily Kato. Toronto: Penguin, 2005.

A Garden of Anchors: Selected Poems. Oakville, ON: Mosaic, 2003.

Gently to Nagasaki. Manuscript.

"Is There a Just Cause?" Up and Doing: Canadian Women and Peace. Ed. Janice Williamson and Deborah Gorham. Toronto: Women's Press, 1989. 157-62.

Itsuka. Toronto: Penguin, 1992.

Jericho Road. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1977.

Naomi-no-Michi. Trans. Michiko Asami. Tokyo: Shogakkan, 1988.

Naomi's Road. 1986. Illus. Matt Gould. Toronto: Stoddart, 1995.

Naomi's Road. Expanded ed. Illus. Ruth Ohi. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005.

Naomi's Tree. Illus. Ruth Ohi. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2008.

Obasan. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1981.

The Rain Ascends. Toronto: Knopf, 1995.

Six Poems. Toronto: League of Canadian Poets, 1980.

A Song of Lilith. Illus. Lilain Broca. Vancouver: Polestar, 2000.

The Splintered Moon. Fredericton, NB: Fiddlehead Poetry, 1967.

Woman in the Woods. Oakville, ON: Mosaic, 1985.

Interviews and Conversations

Baron, Henry. "Joy Kogawa: An Interview by Henry Baron." Shouts and Whispers: Twenty-One Writers Speak about Their Writing and Their Faith. Ed. Jennifer L. Holberg. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2006. 162-71.

Davis, Rocío G. "On Writing and Multiculturalism: An Interview with Joy Kogawa." Commonwealth Essays and Studies 22.1 (Autumn 1999): 97-103.

Koh, Karlyn. "The Heart-of-the-matter Questions." Interview with Joy Kogawa. The Other Woman: Women of Colour in Contemporary Canadian Literature. Toronto: Sister Vision Press, 1994. 18-41.

Williamson, Janice. Interview with Joy Kogawa. Sounding Differences: Conversations with Seventeen Canadian Women Writers. Toronto: U of Toronto Press, 1993. 148-59.

Wilson, Sheena. "Interstitiality, Integrity and the Work of the Author: A Conversation with Joy Kogawa." in Joy Kogawa: Essays on Her Works. ed. Sheena Wilson. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2011.

Publications About Joy Kogawa

Books About Joy Kogawa's Writing

Cheung, King-Kok. Articulate Silences: Hisaye Yamamoto, Maxine Hong Kingston, Joy Kogawa. Reading Women Writing Ser. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1993.

Davidson, Arnold. Writing Against the Silence: Joy Kogawa's Obasan. Toronto: ECW Press, 1993.

Miki, Roy. Broken Entries: Race, Subjectivity, Writing: Essays. Toronto: Mercury Press, 1998.

Wilson, Sheena. ed. Joy Kogawa: Essays on Her Works. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2011.

Articles and Chapter in Books

Amoko, Apollo O. "Resilient Imaginations: No-No Boy, Obasan and the Limits of Minority Discourse." Mosaic 33 (2000): 35-55.

Beauregard, Guy. "After Obasan: Kogawa Criticism and its Futures." Studies in Canadian Literature 26.2 (2001): 5-22.

Blodgett, E. D. "Ethnic Writing in Canada: Borders and Kogawa's Obasan." Precarious Present/Promising Future? Ethnicity and Identities in Canadian Literature. Ed. Danielle Schaub, Janice Kulyk Keefer, and Richard E. Sherwin. Jerusalem: Magnes, 1996. 61-76.

Chua Cheng Lok. "Witnessing the Japanese Canadian Experience in World War II: Processual Structure, Symbolism, and Irony in Joy Kogawa's Obasan." Reading the Literatures of Asian America. Ed. Shirley Geok-lin Lim and Amy Ling. Fwd. Elaine H. Kim. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992. 97-111.

Davis, Ricio G. "Joy Kogawa's Versions of Naomi's Road: Rewriting the Autobiographical Story of Japanese Canadian Uprooting for Children." Joy Kogawa: Essays on Her Works. op. cit.

Deer, Glenn. "Revisiting Kogawa House." Amerasia Journal 33.2 (2007): 126-132.

-----. "Revising the Activist Figure in the Novels of Joy Kogawa." Joy Kogawa: Essays on Her Works. op.cit.

Fujita, Gayle K. "'To Attend the Sound of Stone': The Sensibility of Silence in Obasan." MELUS 12.3 (1985): 33-42.

Goellnicht, Donald C. "Minority history as metafiction: Joy Kogawa's Obasan." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 8 (Fall 1989): 287-306.

---. "Father Land and/or Mother Tongue: The Divided Female Subject in Kogawa's Obasan and Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior." Redefining Autobiography in Twentieth-Century Women's Fiction: An Essay Collection. Ed. Janice Morgan, Colette T. Hall, Carol L. Snyder. New York: Garland, 1991. 119-34.

Goldie, Terry. "'Blame Canada.'" Essays on Canadian Writing 71 (2000): 224-31.

Gottlieb, Erika. "The Riddle of Concentric Worlds in 'Obasan.'" Canadian Literature 109 (1986): 34-53.

Harris, Mason. "Broken Generations in Obasan: Inner Conflict and the Destruction of Community. Canadian Literature 127 (Winter 1990): 41-58.

---. "Joy Kogawa (1935-)." Canadian Writers and Their Works: Fiction Series. Ed. Robert Lecker, Jack David, and Ellen Quigley. Toronto: ECW Press, 1996. 139-211.

Hart, Jonathan. "The Poetics of Moment, Exception and Indirection in Joy Kogawa's Lyric Poetry." Joy Kogawa Essays on Her Works. op. cit.

Howells, Coral Ann. "Storm Glass: The Preservation and Transformation of History in The Diviners, Obasan, My Lovely Enemy." Crisis and Creativity in the New Literatures in English: Canada. Ed. Geoffrey Davis. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1990. 87-97.

-----. "Marian Engel, Joy Kogawa, Janette Turner Hospital." Private and Fictional Words: Canadian Women Novelists of the 1970s and 1980s. London: Methuen, 1987.

Hutcheon, Linda. "The Canadian Mosaic: A Melting Pot on Ice: The Ironies of Ethnicity and Race." in Splitting Images: Contemporary Canadian Ironies. L. Hutcheon. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Kamboureli, Smaro. " The Body in Joy Kogawa's Obasan: Race, Gender, Sexuality." in Scandalous Bodies: Diasporic Literature in English Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Kanefsky, Rachelle. "Debunking a Postmodern Conception of History: A Defence of Humanist Values in the Novels of Joy Kogawa." Canadian Literature 148 (1996): 11-36.

Magnusson, A. Lynne. "Language and Longing in Joy Kogawa's Obasan." Canadian Literature 116 (1988): 58-66.

McGonegal, Julie. "The Politics of Redress in Post-9/11 Canada." Joy Kogawa: Essays on Her Works. op. cit.

McFarlane, Scott. "Covering Obasan and the Narrative of Internment." Privileging Positions: The Sites of Asian American Studies. Ed. Gary Y. Okihiro, et al. Pullman: Washington State University Presss, 1995. 401-11.

McGonegal, Julie. "The Future of Racial Memory: Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Redress in Joy Kogawa's Obasan and Itsuka." Studies in Canadian Literature 30.2 (Summer 2005): 55-79.

Merivale, Patricia. "Framed Voices: the Polyphonic Elegies of Hebert and Kogawa." Canadian Literature 116 (Spring 1988): 68-82.

Nieguth, Tim. "An awfully unwieldy business: State Territoriality, Power and Joy Kogawa's Obasan." Joy Kogawa: Essays on Her Works. op. cit.

Paddon, Seija. "New Historicism and the Prose of Joy Kogawa's Obasan and Leena Lander's Cast a Long Shadow." Scandinavian-Canadian Studies 9 (1996): 91-103.

Pivato, Joseph. "Hating the Self: John Marlyn and Frank Paci." in Echo: Essays in Other Literatures. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 1994.

Rose, Marilyn Russell. "Politics into Art: Kowaga's Obasan and the Rhetoric of Fiction." Mosaic 21: 3 (1988): 215-226

Snelling, Sonia. "'A Human Pyramid': An (Un) Balancing Act of Ancestry and History in Joy Kogawa's Obasan and Michael Ondaatje's Running in the Family." Journal of Commonwealth Literature 32.1 (1997): 21-33.

St. Andrews, B.A. "Reclaiming a Canadian Heritage: Kogawa's Obasan." International Fiction Review. 13.1 (1986): 29-31.

Sywensky, Irene. "Displacement, Trauma, and the Use of Fairy Tale Motifs in Joy Kowaga's Poetry and Prose." Joy Kogawa: Essays on Her Works. op. cit.

Tharp, Julie. "'In the Center of My Body is a Rift': Trauma and Recovery in Joy Kogawa's Obasan and Itsuka." Creating Safe Space: Violence and Women's Writing. Ed. Tomoko Kuribayashi and Julie Tharp. New York: SUNY University Press, 1997. 213-225.

Zwicker, Heather. "Multiculturalism: Pied Piper of Canadian Nationalism (and Joy Kogawa's Ambivalent Antiphony)." ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 32.4 (2001): 147-75.

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