Reorientations: East Asia in Recent Anglophone Fiction/Journalism
Increasingly important to the world economy as an engine of growth, the dynamic region of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea) has for decades figured prominently in world media for its critical geopolitical position. Following the 2013 MLA Boston roundtable on this topic, this CFP invites essays on how East Asia's emergence onto the world stage has been reflected in recent English-language literature, for possible inclusion in a book-length collection. Topics could include individual countries/literatures/writers or a broader view of "East Asia"; roundtable papers covered D Mitchell's Japan fiction, as well as modern children's literature of Korea, semi-autobiographical expat fiction from China, Taiwan and HK. Please send proposals or abstracts, along with a current c.v., to Mary Goodwin (firstname.lastname@example.org).