Tara Fickle

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  • Title: Associate Professor, English Department
  • Phone: 541-346-3979
  • Office: 372 PLC
  • Office Hours: On leave academic year 2021-22
  • Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies, Comics and Cartoon Studies, IRES, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Interests: Asian/American Literature, Race and Ethnicity, Digital Humanities, Game Studies, Comics
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Book cover for "Aiiieee Anthology," by Tara Fickle

In the eyes of mid-twentieth-century white America, "Aiiieeeee!" was the one-dimensional cry from Asian Americans, their singular expression of all emotions―it signified and perpetuated the idea of Asian Americans as inscrutable, foreign, self-hating, undesirable, and obedient. In this anthology first published in 1974, Frank Chin, Jeffery Chan, Lawson Inada, and Shawn Wong reclaimed that... Read more

Book cover for "The Race Card," by Tara Fickle

As Pokémon GO reshaped our neighborhood geographies and the human flows of our cities, mapping the virtual onto lived realities, so too has gaming and game theory played a role in our contemporary understanding of race and racial formation in the United States. From the Chinese Exclusion Act and Japanese American internment to the model minority myth and the globalization of Asian labor,... Read more


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