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Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Jan. 2019
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Heidi Kathleen Kim, Jan. 2022
Harrod Suarez, Jan. 2023

MLA 2017 Sessions arranged by the Forum in LLC Asian American

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    Crystal Parikh

    If you’re attending the 2017 MLA convention, please check out the following sessions arranged by the Forum in LLC Asian American:


    1. Boundary Conditions and Complexities in Teaching the Works of Karen Tei Yamashita

    Thursday, 5 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 110A, Pennsylvania Convention Center

    Program arranged by the forum LLC Asian American


    Presiding: Pamela Thoma, Washington State Univ., Pullman

    1. “The Multiple Racial Subjects of Japanese Immigrants: Brazil-Maru and Diversity Training in Japan,” Rie Makino, Nihon Univ.
    2. “Mapping Los Angeles: Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange, GIS (Geographic Information System), and Cartographic Pedagogy,” Anastasia Wright Lin, Univ. of North Georgia
    3. Anime Wong: The Complex Border Crossings of Parodic Laughter in Multiethnic Classrooms,” Ruth Yvonne Hsu, Univ. of Hawai’i, Mānoa
    4. “Memory as Lucid Dreams: Experimenting with Yamashita’s I Hotel in Shanghai, China,” Wen Jin, East China Normal Univ.


    1. Asian American Speculative Fictions

    Friday, 6 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 112B, Pennsylvania Convention Center

    Program arranged by the forum LLC Asian American


    Presiding: Aimee Bahng, Dartmouth Coll.

    1. “An Ontology of Alienation: The Dystopic Vision of Transracial Dualism in Advantageous,” Haerin Shin, Vanderbilt Univ.
    2. “Diversity as Arbitrage: Silicon Valley and Asian/America,” Christopher Fan, Univ. of California, Riverside
    3. “Polyfuturism: Navigating the Speculative Pacific,” Erin Suzuki, Univ. of California, San Diego
    4. “SUPERNAFTA versus El Gran Mojado: Alternative Fictional Realities and the Fight for Free Trade,” Ryan Brooks, West Texas A&M Univ.



    1. The Intimacies of Four Continents: Crossing Boundaries, Disciplines, and Archives

    Saturday, 7 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 110B, Pennsylvania Convention Center

    Program arranged by the forums LLC Asian American and TC Race and Ethnicity Studies


    Presiding: Jeehyun Lim, Denison Univ.

    1. “The Intimacies of Uncounted Islands: On the (Post-)Continentalism of Transnational Studies,” Brian Roberts, Brigham Young Univ., UT
    2. “Archives, Epistemologies, and Other Humanities,” Yuan Shu, Texas Tech Univ.
    3. “Hostile Intimacies: Reading Sui Sin Far in Jamaica through Lisa Lowe,” Christine Yao, Cornell Univ.
    4. “Intimate Histories: Race, Caste, and Indian Indenture,” Najnin Islam, Univ. of Pennsylvania



    1. Cutting across Disciplines: Creativity and Critique in Asian American Writing

    Sunday, 8 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 104A, Pennsylvania Convention Center

    Program arranged by the forum LLC Asian American

    Presiding: Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs


    1. “Chinese Silence, Asian American Critique,” Timothy Yu, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
    2. “Sexuality as Political Pedagogy: Carlos Bulosan and the Politics of Peasant Rebellion,” Mark Chiang, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
    3. “Feeling Minnesotan: Spoken Word, Conversations, and the ‘Don’t Buy Miss Saigon‘ Coalition,” Timothy K. August, Stony Brook Univ., State Univ. of New York
    4. “Citizen of Imagination: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory or War,” Sandra K. Stanley, California State Univ., Northridge

    Pamela Thoma

    Thanks so much for posting these, Crystal!  What a great group of sessions. Looking forward to later today and to the other panels later in the convention!


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