Gender, Sexuality and New Perspectives in Asian American Literature and Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA - Northeast Modern Languages Association Annual Meeting
contact email: 
kdaiya@gmail.com

This panel explores all aspects of gender and sexuality in Asian American literature and film. Topics can include but are not limited to: women, femininity and family; racialization and minority experience; intimacy and heteronormativity; disability and belonging; diasporas and global migrations of ideas, people, objects; representations of cities, the land and environment; queer Asian America; new media, terror and the spectre of "Asia"; masculinity and citizenship. The desire of the panel is to instigate new conversations about how difference-of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability, etc.- marks the cultural and historical production of Asian/American subjectivity and community. Please email 300 word abstract and a brief bio to Kavita Daiya, Associate Professor of English at George Washington University, at kdaiya@gwu.edu OR kdaiya@gmail.com.

This panel is part of the 42nd convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association to be held in New Brunswick, New Jersey April 7-10, 2011. Our host institution this year is Rutgers University, and the convention will be held at the Hyatt New Brunswick.

Deadline: Sept 1st, 2010

cfp categories: 
american
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
postcolonial
theory