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Tuesday, 29 December

373. Culinary Fictions: Food in Asian American Literature

8:30–9:45 a.m., 302, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Asian American Literature

Presiding: Anita Mannur, Miami Univ., Oxford

1. “‘A Barrierless Sea’: Cooking as the Trope of Utopian Community in Monique Truong’s The Book of Salt and the New Sentimentalisms of Race Theory,” Amrohini Sahay, Hofstra Univ.

2. “‘True Americanness’: Toxic Food and Intoxicating Land in Bich Minh Nguyen’s Stealing Buddha’s Dinner,” Yanoula Athanassakis, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

3. “With Reservations: Consuming Culture and Asian Adoption in Kim Sunée’s Trail of Crumbs,” Jenny Wills, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.

Respondent: Min Hyoung Song, Boston Coll.

Author Comment
Subject: Food in Asian-Anerican literature
A delightful way to start the literary morning at 8:30 am.

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