CFP: Hemispheric Approaches to Asian American Literature, ALA 2009

Hemispheric Approaches to Asian American Literature American Literature Association Conference May 21-24, 2009, Boston In her recent essay “Of Hemispheres and Other Spheres,” Kandice Chuh suggests that Asian Americanists explore “that complementary space between Asian American studies, conceived as a ‘national perspective’ that seeks to understand the link between the national and the global, and […]

CFP: Asian American Transgressive Texts, ALA 2009

American Literature Association 2009 – Boston, MA – May 21-24, 2009 “Asian American Transgressive Texts” The Circle for Asian American Literary Studies (CAALS) is sponsoring a panel at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in Boston on “transgressive texts”—writings in which the author’s identity does not match the identity of the text in question. For […]

CFP: Latina/o Literature and Cultural Society panels for ALA 2009

CFP: Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature Association, 2009 Westin Copley Place—Boston, MA The Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature Association seeks proposals for several panels at the American Literature Association’s 20th annual conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 21-24, 2009. We are particularly interested […]

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We are currently re-vamping the site and re-organizing all the pages and information. Please feel free to bookmark the main page and come back for more updates! For the 2009 ALA conference, CAALS will be organizing panels on the following topics: – Author-focused panel on Jhumpa Lahiri (chaired by Betsy Huang) – Neglected writers (chaired […]

CFP: “Adopting” Asian America, ALA 2008

“Adopting” Asian America This panel will investigate the variety of ways in which Asian America has been “adopted,” especially vis a vis Asian American texts (literature, film, journalism, criticism, commercial imagery, and so on), together with attendant consequences of such “adoptive” relationships. Proposed papers may address such questions as the following: In what sense and […]

CFP: Marketing Asian American Literature, ALA 2008

Marketing Asian American Literature (roundtable)
 American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, May 22-25, 2008
Standing panel organized by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
Proposals due: January 14, 2008 (Monday) The Circle for Asian American Literary Studies invites papers for a roundtable on “Marketing Asian American Literature.” We hope to engage with a variety of people […]