Aliens and Allies: Latino(a) and Asian American Literary Studies in Contemporary American Politics
The Latina/o Literature and Culture Society and the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies are cosponsoring a panel session on comparative Latina/o and Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies for the American Literature Association (May 26-29, 2011, in Boston, MA). Â We are particularly interested in the state of literary and cultural studies in current state of racial politics as exemplified by Arizona’s SB1070, the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment, and the accompanying attack on Race and Ethnic Studies and the Humanities. Â The virulence expressed in the mainstream about all and any of these subjects makes what we do in these fields particularly important in not only articulating a critical discourse to resist marginalization and racism, but also in identifying allies and imagining models of solidarity.Â Please send paper abstracts to Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org)Â or Catherine Fung (email@example.com) by January 5, 2011.
For more information on the ALA conference: http://americanliterature.org.