2007: 18th Annual ALA Conference

18th Annual ALA Conference 2007 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts, May 24-27, 2007

Session 1-I — Alien/Asian: Enfiguring a Racialized Future (Essex North East)
Organized by the Circle of Asian American Literary Studies
Chair: Betsy Huang, Clark University

1. “Disruptions: Race, Gender, and Human Being in Battlestar Galactica”
Christopher Fan, University of California, Berkeley

2. “Mythological Futures and Chinese Modernities in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl”
Paul Lai, University of St. Thomas

3. “Fantastic Formulations of Race and Sexuality in the Matrix Trilogy and in Karen Tei Yamashita’s Through the Arc of the Rainforest”
Aimee Bahng, University of California, San Diego

4. “Alienated Asians, Asian Territories and Extra-terrestrials in Mass Market Speculative Fiction”
Greta Aiyu Niu, University of Rochester

Session 9-I — The Asian American Literary Labyrinth: Theorizing Disciplinary Boundaries (Essex South)
Organized by the Circle of Asian American Literary Studies
Chair: Stephen Hong Sohn, University of California, Irvine

1. “Movies are a Form of Reincarnation: John Yau’s Goth and Camp Enlightenment”
Jason Lagapa, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

2. “Cycles of Sorrow: Asian American Writing Beyond the Book”
Karen M. Cardozo, Amherst College

3. “Constellating Asian American Literature”
Christopher Lee, University of British Columbia

Respondent: Michelle Young-Mee Rhee, Stanford University

Session 16-B — Strength in Numbers: Roundtable on Teaching Asian American Literature (Essex North West)
Organized by the Circle of Asian American Literary Studies
Chair: Jennifer Ann Ho, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1. “Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Orientalist Students”
Betsy Huang, Clark University

2. “The Problem of the Color Bind: Asian American Studies and the Specter of Multiculturalism”
Cathy Schlund-Vials, The Pennsylvania State University, Erie

3. “Teaching Asian American Literature in the World Literature Classroom
Lan Dong, University of Illinois, Springfield

4. “Asian American Literature/American Literature: Where’s the Difference?
Jennifer Ann Ho, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

5. “Diversity Requirements, Business Majors, and Asian American Literature”
Paul Lai, University of St. Thomas