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Wednesday, 30 December

668. Southeast Asian American Memory Work: Narrative, Trauma, and Remembrance

10:15–11:30 a.m., Independence Salon I, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Paul Y. Lai, Univ. of Saint Thomas

1. “Projecting Justice: Memory Work in Cambodian American Life Writing,” Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

2. “Gothic Transmissions: Global Trauma and Remembrance in Lan Cao’s Monkey Bridge,” Susan L. Edmunds, Syracuse Univ.

3. “Lost Traces: Memory of the Vietnam War in Vietnamese American and Vietnamese Dissident Literature,” Thang Dao, Univ. of Southern California

Author Comment
Subject: Great Session!
We were interviewing candidates and this was the first and only session I got to attend. Well worth it! Especially impressive was the way Cathy body-slammed the side-door shut without missing a beat in her wonderful paper. Thanks for doing this!

Sheila Hassell Hughes, University of Dayton

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