Tuesday, 29 December
373. Culinary Fictions: Food in Asian American Literature
8:30–9:45 a.m., 302, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Division on Asian American Literature
Presiding: Anita Mannur, Miami Univ., Oxford
1. “‘A Barrierless Sea’: Cooking as the Trope of Utopian Community in Monique Truong’s The Book of Salt and the New Sentimentalisms of Race Theory,” Amrohini Sahay, Hofstra Univ.
2. “‘True Americanness’: Toxic Food and Intoxicating Land in Bich Minh Nguyen’s Stealing Buddha’s Dinner,” Yanoula Athanassakis, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
3. “With Reservations: Consuming Culture and Asian Adoption in Kim Sunée’s Trail of Crumbs,” Jenny Wills, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.
Respondent: Min Hyoung Song, Boston Coll.
Subject: Food in Asian-Anerican literature