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Southeast Asia-related sessions & talks @ MLA 2019

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    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Hello! Our Southeast Asia & Southeast Asia Diasporic forum in the Modern Language Association will have 3 sessions at the January 2019 Chicago MLA conference. I’m also giving a 2nd talk on Singaporean comics artist Sonny Liew’s earlier work in a special session on postcolonial graphic narratives. Details below. – Regards, WG</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>*****</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>THURSDAY, 3 JANUARY</span></p>
    <p class=”western”>“<span style=”font-size: medium;”>Race, Nation, and Empire in Southeast Asian Life Writing”</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Thursday, 3 January 7:00 PM-8:15 PM, Columbus H (Hyatt Regency)</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Presiding: John David Zuern (U of Hawai‘i, Mānoa)</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Presentations:</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>1. ‘The Malays Are the Malaise’: Racialism in the Life Writing of Hugh Clifford and Munsyi Abdullah, Nazry Bahrawi (Singapore U of Tech. and Design)</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>2. Biofiction and Singapore’s Histories in Sonny Liew’s Graphic Narratives, Weihsin Gui (U of California, Riverside)</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>3. Nation and Migration in Tash Aw’s The Face: Strangers on a Pier (2015), Sheela Jane Menon (Dickinson C)</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>***</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>SATURDAY, 5 JANUARY</span></p>
    <p class=”western”>“<span style=”font-size: medium;”>Diasporas, Aesthetics, and Southeast Asia”</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Sat 5 Jan 8:30 AM-9:45 AM, Colorado (Sheraton Grand)</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Sponsoring Entity: CLCS Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Presiding: Cheryl Narumi Naruse (Tulane U)</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Presentations</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>1. Decolonizing History at Iowa, Paul Nadal (Princeton U)</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>2. Intersectionality of Anti-Catholicism, Anticolonialism, and Anti-Confucianism in Three Graphic Novels from the Francophone Vietnamese Diaspora, Henri-Simon Blanc-Hoang (Defense Language Inst.)</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>3. <i>One or Several Tigers</i>: A Space Opera of Diasporic Proportions, Shao-ling Ma (Yale-NUS C)</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>4. Writing Backward: Landscapes and/as Discourses in Contemporary Sinophone and Anglophone Mahua Literature, Song Han (Hong Kong U of Science and Tech.) </span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>***</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>SUNDAY, 6 JANUARY</span></p>
    <p class=”western”>“<span style=”font-size: medium;”>Southeast Asian Textual Translations and Transactions”</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Sun 6 Jan 1:45 PM-3:00 PM, Ohio (Sheraton Grand)</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Sponsoring Entity: CLCS Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Presiding: Brian Bernards (U of Southern California)</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Presentations</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>1. A Thai Winter Sonata: Cinematic Adaptation, Inter-Asian Tourism, and K-Drama Desire in Hello Stranger, Brian Bernards (U of Southern California) </span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>2. Grotesque Postcoloniality in Modern Southeast Asian Drama and Theater, Elisabeth Arti Wulandari (Universitas Sanata Dharma) </span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>3. Beasts of the Indian Ocean: The Arab-Malay Poetics of Hikayat Kalilah dan Dimnah, Nazry Bahrawi (Singapore U of Tech. and Design)</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>4. Legitimating Visions: Melodrama and the Nanyang Imaginary in Contemporary Southeast Asian Cinema, Adrian Ellis Alarilla (U of Washington, Seattle) </span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>—</span></p>
    <p class=”western”>“<span style=”font-size: medium;”>Aesthetics, Politics, and the Postcolonial Graphic Narrative”</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Sun 6 Jan 1:45 PM-3:00 PM, Gold Coast (Hyatt Regency)</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Presentations:</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>1. Comic-Chronotope in Postcolonial Graphic Narratives: Contextualizing Clandestine Immigration, Susmitha Udayan (U of New Mexico, Albuquerque) </span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>2. Human Rights in the Postcolonial Islamic Graphic Novel , Esra Mirze Santesso (U of Georgia)</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>3. Graphic Narrative and the Aesthetics of Complicity, Muhib Nabulsi (U of Queensland)</span></p>
    <p class=”western”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>4. Graphic Narratives, Transnational Aesthetics, and Political Critique in Singapore: Sonny Liew’s Frankie and Poo, Weihsin Gui (U of California, Riverside)</span></p>

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