Forum for the LLC Asian American Literature forum’s members.

Current executive committee:

Heidi Kim, 2017-Jan. 2022
Harrod Suarez, 2018-Jan. 2023
Vinh Nguyen, 2019-Jan. 2024
Jinah Kim, 2020-Jan. 2025
Erin Suzuki, 2021-Jan. 2026

Current forum delegate: Lynn Itagaki

Asian American Forum CFPs for MLA 2021 Convention

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    Jeehyun Lim

    Dear all,

    Please see the CFPs below for panels sponsored by the Asian American Forum. If you have any questions, please let us know.

    Jeehyun Lim

    Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention

    Toronto, January 7-10, 2021

    1. (Guaranteed Session with Southeast Asian Forum)
    We invite papers drawing attention to the archipelagic relation between Asian American and South East Asian literary studies, and especially attuned to questions of migration, crisis, environment, settler colonialism, loss, and radical friction. Please send a 300-word abstract, 1-page CV by March 15,<>

    2. Asian American Literature & Digital Humanities (Non-Guaranteed Session)
    Papers on the relationship between Asian American studies and digital humanities, cultural critiques of digital tools, or DH-influenced Asian Americanist literary criticism. 300-word abstract and CV<> by March 15.

    3. Asian American Literature and Empire/Imperialism (Non-Guaranteed Session)
    Papers exploring empire/imperialism in Asian American literature. Use of critical approaches—racial capitalism, world systems theory, subimperialism, etc.—to think about imperialism expansively and creatively encouraged. Please submit 300-word abstract and 1-page CV to<> by March 15.

    Jeehyun Lim
    Associate Professor of English
    University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    Bilingual Brokers: Race, Literature, and Language as Human Capital<;

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