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308. Charlie Chan Is Undead: Reopening the Case of America's First Mainstream Minority Detective

Friday, 6 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 307, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Charles Julian Rzepka, Boston Univ.

1. "Why Charlie Chan Now?" Yunte Huang, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

2. "Mocking Modernity: Signifyin' and Simulation in The Chinese Parrot," Charles Julian Rzepka

3. "The Death of the Oriental Detective: Charlie Chan at the End of Genre," R. John Williams, Yale Univ.

Responding: Karen Fang, Univ. of Houston


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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