NEMLA 2021 Panel: Negotiating Identity - Racialization and Belonging in Asian American and Latinx Discourses

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Min Kyung Boo, Chloe Huh Prudente / NeMLA 2021
contact email: 

Negotiating Identity: Racialization and Belonging in Asian American and Latinx Discourses

NeMLA 2021: Philadelphia, PA. March 11-14, 2021

 

Description:

Anti-Asian violence spiked by the global pandemic of COVID-19 reminds us of the yellow peril narrative, one of the dominant narratives of Asian racialization in the Americas, leading to the questions of race and the stakes of being racialized as Asians in the Americas in the 21st Century. This panel invites works that study the discourses of the Asian presence in the Americas in both Asian American literature and Latin American and Latinx literature in order to bring into the conversation the heterogeneity and multiplicity of Asian identity.

COVID-19 reminds us of the yellow peril narrative, one of the dominant narratives of Asian racialization in the Americas that dates back to the late 19th century, leading to the questions of race and the stakes of being racialized as Asians in the Americas in the 21st century. How does racialization take place? How do Asian Americans negotiate their identities in response to this? The answers to these questions will allow us to theorize the Asian American identity.

 

This panel invites works that study the discourses of the Asian presence in the Americas in both Asian American literature and Latin American and Latinx literature in order to bring into the conversation the heterogeneity and multiplicity of Asian identity. By expanding the geographical focus as the Americas, the panel seeks to demonstrate the diversity of narratives that compose the dialogue, considering the practice of Asian indentured labor and the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 in the U.S., the historical events often overlooked in the discussion of the Asian immigrant experience. 

 

We welcome works that shall cover topics or critical paradigms that include, but are not limited to, the following topics: 

- Intersectionality

- Race and citizenship

- Critical race studies 

- Women of color feminism 

- Transnationalism

- Transoceanic studies (transpacific, transatlantic)

 

Submission Requirements:

The submission deadline is September 30, 2020. Please submit abstracts of no longer than 300 words through the NeMLA CFP web site at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/

Search for ID #18683 "Negotiating Identity: Racialization and Belonging in Asian American and Latinx Discourses" (https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18683)

You are welcome to present virtually! For additional information, please check: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/session.html

 

Contact Information:

Min Kyung Boo, Temple University  tug62868@temple.edu

Chloe Huh Prudente, Temple University  chloe@temple.edu