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140. Illness and Disability in Asian American Literature

Thursday, 3 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Hampton, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Division on Asian American Literature

Presiding: Anita Mannur, Miami Univ., Oxford

1. "Daniel K. Inouye's Journey to Washington: Disability and the Hidden Privileges of Local Japanese Ascendancy in Hawai‘i," Cynthia Wu, Univ. at Buffalo, State Univ. of New York

2. "Multilinguality and 'Deaf Speech' in Betty Quan's Mother Tongue," Ellen Samuels, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

3. "SIN, HIV, SFO: AIDS, the Body, and Justin Chin's Corpus," Rick H. Lee, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

4. " Against Asian American Health: Vibrant Secularities and Medical Narratives of Illness," James Kyung-Jin Lee, Univ. of California, Irvine


  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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