2004: 15th Annual ALA Conference

15th Annual ALA Conference 2004 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, California, May 27-30, 2004

Session 18-E — Asian-American Performativity
Organized by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
Chair: Hsuan L. Hsu, University of California, Berkeley

1. “Performance Without Identity: Myung Mi Kim’s Poetics of the Mouth”
Joe Jeon, University of San Diego

2. “Performing Assimilation,” Hoang Phan, Williams College

3. “Performing the Japanese Girl Performing the Japanese Girl: Layers of Performance in Yone Noguchi’s The American Diary of a Japanese Girl”
Laura Franey, Millsaps College

4. “Articulating Blackness, Articulating Masculinity in Frank Chin’s The Chickencoop Chinaman”
Hyeyurn Chung, Vanderbilt University


Session 20-E — The Child Who Questions: Transcultural/Racial Renegades in Asian American Literature

Organized by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies

Chair: Mary Beth Mader, University of Memphis

1. “The Adventures of Mona in the Promised Land: Subversive Humour in Mark Twain and Gish Jen”
Kyoo Lee, University of Memphis

2. “Speaking With a Different Accent: John Yau and the Politics of Representing Childhood in Contemporary Asian American Poetry”
Steven G. Yao, Hamilton College

3. “Her Hunger: Female Adolescent Sexual Desire and Identity in Asian American Literature”
Wei Ming Dariotis, San Francisco State University

4. “Medea’s Children and Cio-Cio San’s Heirs: Stages for the Second Generation”
Elizabeth M. Richmond-Garza, University of Texas, Austin

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