Research

Reviews of Automaton Biographies

Holbrook, Susan. “Collaborative Spirits.” Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review. 1 Aug. 2010 <http://www.canlit.ca/reviews.php?id=15240>

Turner, Jacqueline. “Book Reviews: Poetry by Dionne Brand, Jen Currin, Larissa Lai and Susan Holbrook.” The Georgia Straight. Web. 29 Apr. 2010 <http://www.straight.com/article-319952/vancouver/poetry-lives-moment>

Wong, Jackie. “Automaton Biographies Marks Poetry’s Final Frontier.” The West Ender. 28 Jan. 2010. Web. 30 Jan. 2010. <http://www.westender.com/articles/entry/automaton-marks-poetrys-final-frontier>

LeClerc, Christine. “Experience Self as Automaton, Check: An Encounter with Larissa Lai’s Automaton Biographies.” Memewar 10 (2009): 62.

Holtz, Nairne. “The Canadians: Fresh Queer Voices from our Neighbours to the North.” Curve Magazine 20.2 (March 2010): 50-51.

Callanan, Mark. “Automaton Biographies.” Quill and Quire. Dec. 2009: 32.

Reviews of Sybil Unrest

Costa, Cris. “fifteen famous porn stars stimulate.” Agora. 24 Sep. 2009. Web. 15 Oct. 2009. <http://www.agorareview.ca/?q=node/222>

Mayer, Sophie. “Review: Sybil Unrest by Larissa Lai and Rita Wong.” 31 Jan. 2009. Web. 2 Feb. 2009. <http://chromajournal.blogspot.com/2009/01/review-sybil-unrest-by-larissa-lai-and.html>

Reviews of Salt Fish Girl

Taylor, Craig. “Salt Fish Girl.” Quill and Quire. October 2002: 32.

Tuomi, Shereen. “Struggling With Memory.” The Georgia Straight. 26 Sep.- 3 Oct. 2002: 18.

Luscombe, Karen. “The Future? It Stinks.” The Globe and Mail. 26 Oct. 2002: D26.

Murphy, Lisa. “Future Tense.” Chatelaine. November 2002: 38.

Wigod, Rebecca. “Making Scents of the Past.” The Vancouver Sun. 16 Nov. 2002: D21.

Vanderlist, Harry. “Smells Like 21st Century Spirit: Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl a Fairy Tale for the New Millenium.” Fast Forward. 5 Dec. – 11 Dec. 2002: 18.

Grubisic, Brett Josef. “The Future According to Larissa Lai.” Xtra West. 26 Dec. 2002. 23-24.

Nobile, Anna. “The Future Sweeps Up Lai’s Salt Fish Girl.” The Georgia Straight. 23 Jan. 2003: 22.

Thiessen, Cherie. “Fiction With Grace and Magic.” Focus on Women. 1 Mar. 2003: 47.

Grubisic, Brett Josef. “Smells Fishy: Something’s Rotten in the State of Lotus Land.” Xtra (Toronto). 1 May 2003: 18.

Giese, Rachel. “Craving Durian.” Xtra (Toronto). 1 May 2003. 18.

Beauregard, Guy. “A Glimpse of Something.” Canadian Literature. 181(2004): 149-150.

Caplan, Thea. “Who Do I Think I Am?” Event 32.1 (2007): 107-111.

Cowan, T.L. “Salt Fish Girl.” Herizons. Spring 2003: 32.

Marsden, Deborah. “Salt Fish Girl: A Novel.” Canadian Ethnic Studies. 36: 1 (2004): 149.

Reviews of When Fox is a Thousand:

Fong, Petti. “Speaking in Multiple Tongues.” Vancouver Sun. 18 Nov. 1995: D14.

Bok, Abigail. “Foxes.” The Advocate. 26 Dec. 1995: 55.

Tihanyi, Eva. “Ninth-Century Fox.” Books in Canada. (1996): 35.

Putman, Wendy. “Review.” Room of One’s Own. 19:3 (1996): 78-79.

Twigg, Alan. “Courtesan’s Lament.” B.C. Bookworld (1996): 11.

Reid, Gayla. “From the Temple of Shifting Vapours to Value Village.” Pacific Current. 2:3 (1995-96): 31.

Koh, Karlyn. “Stories Within Stories: In Conversation with Larissa Lai.” Rice Paper. 2:3 (1996): 3-16.

Goto, Hiromi. “When Fox Is a Thousand.” The Bulletin. (1996): 18.

Swindells, Christina. “Heavenly Fox.” The McGill Daily. 21-29 Mar. 1996: 12.

Au, Wayne Wah Kwai. “A Lively Trickster.” The International Examiner. 6-19 Mar. 1996: 14.

LeVitt, Marni. “A Hunger For the Fox: Writing Asian-Canadian Lesbian Identity and History.” The McGill Daily Culture. 28 Mar.- 3 Apr. 1996: 7.

Kong, Sook. “History and Other Fantasies.” Kinesis. Apr. 1996: 19.

Bolen, Dennis. “When Fox Is a Thousand.” sub-Terrain. Fall/Winter 1996: 40.

Ford, Julie. “In the Skin of the Fox.” Siren Magazine. June/July 1996: 17-19.

Noble, Jean. “Her Words.” Icon. May 1996: 49.

Prendergast, Kathy. “When Fox Is a Thousand.” Herisons. Fall 1996: 30.

Cho, Charlie. “Lai Like a Fox.” The Ubyssey. 8 Apr. 1997: 13.

Askeland, Erikka. “Larissa Lai: Writer in Residence.” Vox Magazine. 165 (1997): 6.

Beauregard, Guy. “Myths of History.” Canadian Literature. 154 (1997): 162-164.

Christianson, Lisa. “When Fox Is a Thousand.” The Vancouver Courier. 28 Jan. 1996. 34.

Noblie, Anna. “Shortly.” Angles. June 1996. 26.

New, W.H. “Reading 1995.” Canadian Literature. 149 (1996): 200-204.

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

Vanderlist, Harry. “A Windfall of Words.” Fast Forward. 16-22 Sep. 2004: 16.

Morgan, Cheryl. “Review of When Fox Is a Thousand by Larissa Lai: Tricky Customers.” Emerald City. Nov. 2004. Web. 10 Nov. 2004. < http://www.emcit.com/emcit111.shtml#Customers>

Kirchhoff, H.J. “Paperbacks.” The Globe and Mail. 25 Sep. 2004.

Klaffke, Pamela. “Turning Over New Leaves: Calgary Writers Dominate Publishers’ Fall Lists.” The Calgary Herald 28 Aug. 2004: D1.

LeSage, Cheryl. Liberty Press. Feb. 2005: 15.

In 2004, the journal West Coast Line published a special issue on my work:

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

Scholarly 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)

Scholarly Articles on Salt Fish Girl

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: A Journal of Contemporary Writing and Criticism. 38.2 (2004): 94-110.

Manbridge, Joanna. “Abject Origins: Uncanny Strangers and Figures of Fetishism in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl.” West Coast Line: A Journal of Contemporary Writing and Criticism. 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.

Scholarly Articles on When Fox Is a Thousand

Kim, Christine. “Troubling the Mosaic: Larissa Lai’s When Fox Is a Thousand, Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms atNight, 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 ScholarsPress/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 Line: A Journal of Contemporary Writing and Criticism. 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: A Journal of Contemporary Writing and Criticism. 38.2 (2004): 69-87.

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.

Scholarly Articles on other Lai texts

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

Theses and Dissertations Lai’s work

Turner, Cameron. Binding the Monstrous Animal in H.G. Well’s The Island of Dr. Moreau and 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. Universite 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.

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