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Gender, Sexuality and New Perspectives in Asian American Literature and Cinema

Posted by litdaily on August 17, 2010

NEMLA – Northeast Modern Languages Association Annual Meeting

Deadline: Sept 1st, 2010


This panel explores all aspects of gender and sexuality in Asian American literature and film. Topics can include but are not limited to: women, femininity and family; racialization and minority experience; intimacy and heteronormativity; disability and belonging; diasporas and global migrations of ideas, people, objects; representations of cities, the land and environment; queer Asian America; new media, terror and the spectre of “Asia”; masculinity and citizenship. The desire of the panel is to instigate new conversations about how difference-of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability, etc.- marks the cultural and historical production of Asian/American subjectivity and community. Please email 300 word abstract and a brief bio to Kavita Daiya, Associate Professor of English at George Washington University, at OR

This panel is part of the 42nd convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association to be held in New Brunswick, New Jersey April 7-10, 2011. Our host institution this year is Rutgers University, and the convention will be held at the Hyatt New Brunswick.


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