Saturday, 5 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 205, Hynes
Program arranged by the Division on East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900
Presiding: Alexander C. Y. Huang, George Washington Univ.
Speakers: Nick Admussen, Princeton Univ.; Christopher M. Lupke, Washington State Univ., Pullman; John Whittier Treat, Yale Univ.; Jiwei Xiao, Fairfield Univ.
The session addresses structural issues and encourages scholars to participate across MLA divisions and establish more explicitly cross-cultural comparative panels that will in turn increase reciprocal accessibility; the paradigmatic gap between national literature and world literature; how one might counter the trends of "Chinese exceptionalism"; the politics of writing and reading literary histories.