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325. Aiiieeeee! and Asian American Literature, Forty Years Later

Saturday, 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

Session Description:

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.


Subjects:

  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Twentieth Century

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