496. Has Asian American Literary Studies Failed?
Sunday, 5 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Back Bay D, Sheraton
Program arranged by the Division on Asian American Literature
Presiding: Timothy Yu, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
Speakers: Mark Chiang, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago; Jennifer Ho, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Anne Jansen, Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Joseph Jeon, Pomona Coll.; Martin J. Ponce, Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Vincent Schleitwiler, Williams Coll.
Panelists will debate the public, political, intellectual, and institutional successes and shortcomings of scholarship on Asian American literature. Has the field realized its founding goals or fallen short of them? Has it responded adequately to new global and economic contexts and to popular discourses on Asian Americans? What new directions should the field take in this century?
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