2005: 16th Annual ALA Conference

16th Annual ALA Conference 2005 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts, May 26-29, 2005

Session 16-C — Genre Studies in Asian American Literature
Organized by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
Chair: Hsuan L. Hsu, Yale University

1. “Detectives, Bodyguards, Assassins: Rethinking Asian American Masculinities through Recent Mysteries”
Carlo Arreglo, U.C. Berkeley

2. “Master of the Kitchen: Sensuality, Service, and Modernism in Monique T. D. Truong’s The Book of Salt”
Marguerite Nguyen, U.C. Berkeley

3. “Postmodern City and Postcolonialism: Queer Desire and Commodification in Lawrence Chua’s Gold by the Inch”
Stephen Hong Sohn, U.C. Santa Barbara

4. “Racing American Literary Naturalism in the Cold War”
Janice Tanemura, U.C. Berkeley

Respondent: Hsuan L. Hsu

 

Session 18-B — Asian American Responses to Western Texts
Organized by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
Chair: Sheila Hones, University of Tokyo

1. “Re-Scripting the Asian-American Subject: Constructions of Authorship in New Il Han and Younghill Kang”
Leif Sorensen, New York University

2. “‘Even Gatsby Could Happen’: Race and ‘California’ in The Great Gatsby”
Caroline H. Yang, University of Washington

3. “”A Hole in Time: Tracking the Malfunction in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee”
Gordon Hadfield, SUNY Buffalo

 

Session 20-B — Geography, Race, and “Japanese American” Writing
Organized by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
Chair: Marguerite Nguyen, U.C. Berkeley

1. “Genre and Geography: Kirk Munroe’s A Son of Satsuma: or, With Perry in Japan”
Sheila Hones, University of Tokyo

2. “Winnifred Eaton’s Racial Reconstructions on the Field of Empire”
Gretchen Murphy, University of Minnesota, Morris

3. “Transience and Trauma: Troublesome Mobility in the Stories of Winnifred Eaton/Onoto Watanna”
Jolie A. Sheffer, University of Virginia

4. “The Japanese Genealogy of The ‘Teddy’ Bears: Theorizing Subgenre”
Hsuan L. Hsu, Yale University

Respondent: Marguerite Nguyen