CAALS Panels at AAAS 2019

Please join CAALS for two linked panels, Fugitive Bodies I & II, at the Association for Asian American Studies Annual Meeting in Madison, WI this week. Both panels will be held Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Details below the poster.

Fugitive Bodies I: Anomalous Embodiments in Asian American Cultural Productions, 10:00–11:30 a.m., Conference Room 1

Chair: Caroline Kyungah Hong, Queens College, City University of New York 


Kai Hang Cheang, University of North Dakota, “Gendered Detours: Vehicular Mobility and Community Mobilization in Asian American Women’s Road Narratives of the Post-Internment Moment”

Toni Hays, University of California, Irvine, “Speculative Hybriscapes: Thinking Race through Continental Arrangements” 

Alexander Howerton, University of South Carolina, “Coolitude Humanimality: Aspirational Hybridity in Rajiv Mohabir’s Poetry”

Fugitive Bodies II: The Mixed Race Asian American Literary Imagination, 2:45–4:15 p.m., Conference Room 2

Chair: Roberta Wolfson, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 


Sara Lee, The State University of New York, Binghamton University, “Racial Ambiguity within the Family:Fiction as Sanctuary in Chang-Rae Lee’s Aloft“ 

Elizabeth Moser, George Washington University, “Writing Under Duress: Mixed-Race Counter-histories in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer“ 

Heejoo Park, University of California, Riverside, “Mixed-race Bildungsroman of Asian American and Latinx Young Adult Fiction: Exploring Cross-cultural Solidarity in Ellen Oh’s Spirit Hunters and Anna M“ 

Roberta Wolfson, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, “Passing Away and Racial Passing in Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You