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Dialogues of Displacement: Intersections Between the Literary Texts of African and Asian Diaspora(s), ALA 2010
full name / name of organization:
Circle for Asian American Literary Studies / American Literature Association
CFP: Dialogues of Displacement: Intersections Between the Literary Texts of African and Asian Diaspora(s), ALA 2010
American Literature Association 2010 – San Francisco, CA – May 27-30, 2010
Panel organized by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
"It is from those who have suffered the sentence of history - subjugation, domination, diaspora, displacement - that we learn our most enduring lessons for living and thinking." – Homi Bhabha, The Location of Culture
Salman Rushdie identifies the diasporic subject as “fantasist” who “build[s] imaginary countries and tr[ies] to impose them on the ones that exist.” Focusing on the role of literature as a medium by which migrants both understand themselves and relate to society, The Circle for Asian American Literary Studies (CAALS) invites papers that explore the literary connections between African and Asian diasporic communities. What might we learn by looking at the texts of African and Asian migrants comparatively? We welcome papers that particularly compare and/or contrast ways in which the experiences of both African and Asian diasporic peoples open new textual possibilities.
Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
Please send a 1-page abstract by December 18 to email@example.com. Please mention any technological needs for your presentation on your abstract.
Also, please note that if your abstract is selected and you agree to present on this panel, you will need to become a member of CAALS before presenting.
For more information, please visit our website at http://caals.org/