116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Asian American Literary & Cultural Studies

Presiding Officer: 
LuLing Osofsky, University of California, Santa Cruz

We invite proposals exploring any aspect of Asian American literary or cultural studies, with particular interest in presentations that engage across disciplinary boundaries (critical race theory, postcolonial studies, feminist and queer studies, etc); make connections to issues in the field at large (transnationalism, diasporas, biopolitics, aesthetics, memory, etc); focus on texts not often discussed; or attend to genres not often represented in Asian American literary and cultural studies. "Texts" here is defined broadly to include visual, performing and digital arts, film, new media, disciplinary landscapes, geographic terrain, the politicized body (and more). We also invite proposals in conversation with this year's theme, "Acting, Roles, Stages." This too solicits broad interpretation, including (and certainly not limited to) artistic and cultural media and methods acting/roles/stages as metaphor, as well as issues of performativity, new technology, identity, visibility/invisibility, surveillance, the public and the everyday. Close readings of specific works are welcome as are broader theoretical and thematic discussions of the subject. Ultimately we hope to address and encourage emergent issues and robust conversations in the fields of Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies.

Closed (not accepting submissions)
Topic Type: 
Standing Session