325. Aiiieeeee! and Asian American Literature, Forty Years Later
Sunday, 10 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Michigan–Michigan State, Chicago Marriott
Program arranged by the Division on Asian American Literature
Presiding: Timothy Yu, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
Speakers: King-Kok Cheung, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Ju Yon Kim, Harvard Univ.; Calvin McMillin, Univ. of Michigan, Dearborn; Margaret Rhee, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Vincent Schleitwiler, Williams Coll.; Shawn Wong, Univ. of Washington, Seattle
Published in 1974, Aiiieeeee!, the first major anthology of Asian American writing, has been revered as a foundational work of Asian American culture and criticized for its masculinist and nationalist perspective. This roundtable, which includes one of the anthology’s editors, debates the continuing legacy of Aiiieeeee!, examining masculinity and feminism, audience, nationalism, and diaspora.
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