Panels for ALA 2014, Washington, DC

Here are the CAALS panels and business meeting for the upcoming ALA 2014 conference. We look forward to seeing you!

Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
2014 ALA Panels

Roundtable: New Directions in Asian American Literary Pedagogy (Session 6-G)
Thursday, May 22, 2014
4:30 – 5:50 pm
Organized by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
Chair: Heidi Kim, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Yoonmee Chang, George Mason University
Patricia Chu, George Washington University
Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, Asian American Literary Review and University of Maryland
Caroline Rody, University of Virginia

Human Rights and Asian American Literary Studies (Session 8-I)
Friday, May 23, 2014
9:40 – 11:00 am
Organized by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
Chair: Lynn Mie Itagaki, The Ohio State University
1. “Disability and Nationality as Liminal Power in Animal’s People,” Krupal Amin, The Ohio State University
2. “Scenes of the Violated Home: Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss and Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowlan,” Meghan Buckley, Purdue University
3. “Transpacific Noir, Dying Colonialism,” Jinah Kim, Northwestern University
4. “Remembering U.S. Imperialism in Asia and Latin America: Carlos Bulosan’s America Is in the Heart and Américo Paredes’s George Washington Gómez,” Susan Thananopavarn, The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Critical Perspectives on Ruth Ozeki (Session 10-A)
Friday, May 23, 2014
12:40 –2:00 pm
Organized by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
Chair: Sue J. Kim, University of Massachusetts Lowell
1. “Reading Ozeki’s My Year of Meats as Asian American Satire and Comedy,” Caroline Kyungah Hong, Queens College, CUNY
2. “Dogen’s ‘Eternal Now’ in Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being,” Katsuya Izumi, University at Albany, SUNY
3. “Material Metafiction: Interconnection and the Object in Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being,” Leah Milne, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
4. “Ruth Ozeki’s Transpacific Tidalectics,” Erin Suzuki, Emory University

Asian American Spoken Word Artists and Writers of the DC Area: A Creative Reading with George “G” Yamazawa, Gowri “K” Koneswaran, Tarfia Faizullah, and Eugenia Kim (Session 11-C))
Friday, May 23, 2014
2:10 – 3:30 pm

Co-Sponsored by the Asian American Literary Review and the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies

Join us for a creative reading that features Asian American spoken word artists and writers of the DC Area. Poet, educator, and spoken word artist, G Yamazawa will share from his acclaimed repertoire, performed at the Sundance Film Festival, Bonnaroo Music Festival, and the historic Nuyorican Poets’ Café. He is a two-time Southern Fried Champion and most recently the recipient of the Audience Choice Award at Kollaboration Star. Poet, performing artist, and lawyer Gowri Koneswaran is senior poetry editor with Jaggery and poetry coordinator at BloomBars. Her poetry appears in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Bourgeon, and Lantern Review. Gowri’s performance credits include the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Tarfia Faizullah will read from her forthcoming book Seam, which is the winner of the 2012 First Book Award by the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry. Her poems appear in Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, Massachusetts Review, Ninth Letter, and Poems of Devotion: An Anthology of Recent Poets. Novelist Eugenia Kim will read from her published work, including The Calligrapher’s Daughter, winner of the Borders Original Voices Award for Fiction, a Critic’s Pick and Best Historical Fiction by The Washington Post, and a Publishers Weekly starred review. Other writings appear in journals and anthologies, such as Potomac Review, Eclectic Grace, and Echoes Upon Echoes. She is a professor at Fairfield University’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program.

Business Meeting: the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies (Session 14-M)
Friday, May 23, 2014
5:10 – 6:30 pm