316. Asian Americans and Graphic Narrative
Wednesday, 6 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 303, WSCC
Program arranged by the Division on Asian American Literature
Presiding: Timothy Yu, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
Speakers: Rachelle Cruz, Univ. of California, Riverside; Lan Dong, Univ. of Illinois, Springfield; Tomo Hattori, California State Univ., Northridge; Caroline Kyungah Hong, Queens Coll., City Univ. of New York; Hye Su Park, Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Gene Luen Yang, San Jose, CA
Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese, will be the featured speaker in this discussion of Asian American graphic narrative. Graphic novels and memoirs form an increasingly important part of the Asian American literary canon, offering new insights into issues of stereotyping, autobiography, and historical memory. GB Tran's Vietnamerica, Adrian Tomine's Shortcomings, and Lynda Barry's One Hundred Demons will be among the works discussed.
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