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PAMLA 2023 Session: Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies (PAMLA 2023 Conference)

Portland, Oregon
Organization: PAMLA
Event: PAMLA 2023 Conference
Categories: Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, Asian & Asian Diasporas
Event Date: 2023-10-26 to 2023-10-29 Abstract Due: 2023-05-31

We invite proposals for individual papers exploring any aspect of Asian American literary or cultural studies. We have a particular interest in presentations that: engage across disciplinary boundaries (critical race theory, postcolonial studies, feminist and queer studies, etc.); make connections to issues in the field at large (transnationalism, biopolitics, aesthetics, memory, etc.); focus on texts not often discussed; or attend to genres not often represented in Asian American literary and cultural studies. “Texts” here is defined broadly to include visual, performing and digital arts, film, new media, disciplinary landscapes, geographic terrain, the politicized body (and more).

We also invite proposals in conversation with this year’s theme, “Shifting Perspectives.”Close readings of specific works are welcome as are broader theoretical and thematic discussions. Ultimately we hope to address and encourage emergent issues and robust conversations in the fields of Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies.



Melissa Poulsen