CFP: Asian American Literature Panels (3/15/07; MLA '07)

full name / name of organization: 
Chen, Tina Y
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The Division on Asian American Literature is sponsoring 3 panels for the
2007 MLA convention in Chicago. Please contact panel organizers listed
below with submission or queries.


"Racial Allegory"
Narratives about Asian Americans that do not explicitly reference
racializedbodies/subjects. How does "Asianness" circulate symbolically? To
what end? Theorizing implications of invoking race metaphorically in
American literature and culture. 1-page abstract, c.v., 15 March; Leslie

"Poetry's Place in Asian American Studies"
Roundtable addressing the relative lack of attention to poetry in shaping
the field and offering conceptual frameworks for why poetry matters.
Polemical presentations especially welcome. 1-page abstract, c.v., 15

"Marketing Childhood/Adolescence in Asian American Literature"
Theoretical analyses of texts/graphic novels about childhood/adolescence
and/or targeted for youths, contextualized by examining their publishing,
networking and/or marketing. 1-page abstract, c.v., 15 March;

-------------------------------------------------------------------Tina ChenAssociate ProfessorDepartment of EnglishBox 1654BVanderbilt UniversityNashville, TN 37235Email: tina.chen_at_vanderbilt.eduPhone: 615-343-3186Fax: 615-343-8028 ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Mon Mar 05 2007 - 15:57:36 EST