Looks at buddhist influences in american literature and how literature has shaped the reception of buddhism in north america the encounter between buddhism and american literature has been a powerful one for both parties. Together they coedited the emergence of buddhist american literature american buddhism as a way of life and writing as enlightenment buddhist american literature into the twenty first century all also published by suny press. Emergence of buddhist american literature the first in a suny series on buddhism in america edited by this duo john whalen bridge and gary storhoff have brought to our attention the importance of literature for the spread of buddhism in america. Gary storhoff is associate professor of english at the university of connecticut stamford he is the author of understanding charles johnson together they are coeditors of the emergence of buddhist american literature and american buddhism as a way of life both also published by suny press. So emergence of buddhist american literature at least it has emergency in its title gary storhoff and i started to discuss the idea in 2002 or 2003 and then we sent out a call for papers thinking wed get enough material for a book we got more than that and so started the suny press series buddhism and american culture
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