1995: 5th Annual ALA Conference

Fifth Annual ALA Conference at Stouffer Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD, May 26-28, 1995

The first CAALS session was convened at the fifth annual conference of the American Literature Association on 27 May 1995, 12-12:50 pm. (For several years CAALS was allotted only one session; at our initial appearance, we only received a 50-minute time slot!)

Created Mythologies in Asian American Literature: Cultural Windows or Cultural Walls?
The Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
Chair: Keith Lawrence, Brigham Young University

1. “Bilingual Backtalk: Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior”

Shinjyu Kang, Hebrew University, Israel
Julie Chung In Park, University of California, Irvine

2. “The Making of More Mythology: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee”

Kristina Chew, Williams College