Panels for ALA 2013, Boston

From the draft program.

Friday, May 24, 2013, 12:40–2:00
Session 10-E Humanities Under Attack: Roundtable on Teaching Asian American Literature (St George D 3rd Floor)
Organized by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies

Chair: Lynn Itagaki, The Ohio State University
1. Betsy Huang, Clark University
2. Jinah Kim, Northwestern University
3. Ju Yon Kim, Harvard University
4. Min Song, Boston College
5. Jean Wu, Tufts University
6. Weihua Zhang, Savannah College of Art and Design

Friday, May 24, 2013, 2:10–3:30
Session 11-O Business Meeting: Circle for Asian American Literary Studies (Baltic 7th Floor)

Friday, May 24, 2013, 5:10-6:30 pm
Session 13-I Author Reading (Adams 7th Floor)
Organized by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies

Chair: Heidi Kim, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1. Prageeta Sharma
2. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 8:00-9:20 am
Session 14-I Geographies of Asian America I: Imperialist Production of Asian/American Space at Home and Abroad (Adams 7th Floor)
Organized by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies

Chair: Jeehyun Lim, Denison University
1. “The Mapping of Everyday Life in Japanese American ‘Relocation Centers’: Mine Okubo’s Map of the City of Topaz,” Lynne Horiuchi, University of California, Berkeley
2. “Asian Americanist Camps: Mapping the Trans/national Spaces of US Empire in Chay Yew’s ‘A Beautiful Country,’” Chris A. Eng, City University of New York
3. “The Rights of Suffering, The Wrongs of Remembrance for the Forgotten War in Toni Morrison’s Home and Chang-rae Lee’s The Surrendered,” Lynn M. Itagaki, The Ohio State University
4. “’American Asia’ in Ha Jin’s Nanjing Requiem: Asian American Literary Politics as Comparative Empire Studies,” Belinda Kong, Bowdoin College

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 9:30-10:50am
Session 15-M Geographies of Asian America II: The Local and the Global in Asian American Literature (Adams 7th Floor)
Organized by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies

Chair: Trevor Lee, City University of New York
1. “Mapping the Forgotten Geography of Early South Asian America,” Rajender Kaur, William Paterson University
2. “How Ghostly Renderings Shatter: Challenging Southern Histories of Asian America in Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth,” Alaina Kaus, University of Connecticut
3. “Text, Context, and Hypercontext: Globalized Spaces in Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange,” Susan Thananopavarn, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4. “Chang-rae Lee’s The Surrendered and the Geographies of ‘Inter-Imperiality,’” Ruth A. H. Lahti, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 2:00-3:20 pm
Session 18-F Contextualizing Complicity: Political and Social Disparities in Asian American Literature (Adams 7th Floor)
Organized by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies

Chair: Heidi Kim, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1. “Reading ‘Dreams from My Father’ as a Text of Transnational ‘Middleman’ Power,” Mijeong Park, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
2. “Between Settlers and Sovereignty: The Asian Laborer in Native Hawaiian Protest Literature,” Trevor Lee, City University of New York
3. “Intern(ment)alized Imperialisms: Asian Americans in the US Military,” Robert Oscar Lopez, California State University, Northridge