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496. Has Asian American Literary Studies Failed?

Saturday, 5 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Back Bay D, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Division on Asian American Literature

Presiding: Timothy Yu, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Speakers: Mark Chiang, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago; Jennifer Ho, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Anne Jansen, Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Joseph Jeon, Pomona Coll.; Martin J. Ponce, Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Vincent Schleitwiler, Williams Coll.

Session Description:

Panelists will debate the public, political, intellectual, and institutional successes and shortcomings of scholarship on Asian American literature. Has the field realized its founding goals or fallen short of them? Has it responded adequately to new global and economic contexts and to popular discourses on Asian Americans? What new directions should the field take in this century?


  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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