1999: Annual ALA Conference

Annual ALA Conference at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD, May 27-30, 1999

Asian American Literary History (Session II, Friday, May 28, 1999)
Chair: Viet Nguyen, University of Southern California and the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies

1. “H.T. Tsiang: American Proletarian Writer,”
Floyd Cheung, Smith College

2. “Reversing the Ethnographic Gaze in Turn-of-the-Century Asian American Literature,”
Dominika Ferens, University of Wroclaw

3. “Just Translating and the Politics of Ethnography in Asian American Women’s Writing,”
Karen Su, New York University

 

Asian American Poetry and Pedagogy (Session VIII, Friday, May 28, 1999)
Chair: Viet Nguyen, University of Southern California and the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies

1. “Teaching Without Colonizing,”
Keith Lawrence, Brigham Young University

2. “Teaching Asian American Experimental Poetry,”
Dorothy Wang, Wesleyan University

 

Although the following were not sponsored by CAALS, members of CAALS participated:

Envisioning Asian in America: Nation Building and Asian Identity in the Twentieth Century (Session VI, Friday, May 28, 1999)
Chair: Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns, University of Massachusetts

1. “Thank You, Mr. Moto: Asian in the American Imagination Before World War II,”
Deborah Banner, University of California, Berkeley

2. “Constructing an Asian American Political and Aesthetic Subject: A Dialogue Between Eric Liu’s The Accidental Asian and Mei Ng’s Eating Chinese Food Naked,”
Nina Ha, University of Massachusetts

3. “‘Look for the Jap Girl’: Asian Images in Early Twentieth-Century Women’s Magazines,”
Karen Keely, University of California, Berkeley

 

Asian American Writing (Session VI, Sunday, May 26, 1999)
Chair: Laura Skandera-Trombley, Coe College

1. “Tripmaster Monkey: Amateur Theater in California as the Future of the U.S.,”
Charles Vandersee, University of Virginia

2. “The Debate on ‘the Real and the Fake’ Among Asian American Writers,”
Guiyou Huang, Kutztown University

3. “The Food Festival Comes Home: Asian American Literature in the Kitchen,”
Laura Scott Holliday, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

And the session entitled “Hybridity in Ethnic Literature”(Session VI, Saturday, May 29, Chair: Sheila Hassell Hughes, University of Dayton) featured the following paper:

“Crossing the Borders of Ethnicity and Gender: Deconstructing White American Masculinity in Sui Sin Far’s ‘Mrs. Spring Fragrance,'” Jenny Kimbar, Florida State University