This panel seeks to theorize the female Asian American body as a biopolitical site for either a patriarchal or maternal dialogue and to investigate these representations and the textual body in order to consider the following:
Are these representations vehicles through/by which postcolonial and diasporic trauma is articulated?
Are maternal bodies deleted from family histories?
Does the body represent a sexualized and feminized nation?
What are the haunted histories and locations of the Asian American experience in the literary field and in the American field of cultural production?
How does the narrator serve as a cultural translator?