How might a literature professor converse with a law professor about law? Selecting what she thinks are some of the more extraordinary excerpts from Professor Lowe's seven densely and finely-crafted essays, Professor Margaret Chon meditates on each from the perspective of critical race theory and other legally grounded paradigms. Rather than narrate a linear critique of Professor Lowe's book, Professor Chon tries to construct a partial, if artificial, colloquy. By doing this, the reader can sample the richness of Lowe's text, while gauging Professor Chon’s reactions. With this form, Professor Chon hopes to emulate what Professor Lowe simultaneously analyzes and practices-challenging stable literary conventions (such as a book review published in a law review) through new, synthetic, and interrogative cultural practices.
Acting Upon Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics by Lisa Lowe- A Review Colloquy, 76 OR. L. REV. 765