Asian American immigrants’ heterogeneity in their countries of departure, race, ethnicity, and class characterizes different immigrant experiences -- ranging from “voluntary” immigration to dislocation directly caused by wars and imperialism. What is the role of literature in preserving the history of their movements? How does literature reimagine the history of these marginalized subjects? What is the significance of narrating Asian American immigration history through literary forms? What do the stories of these subjects -- immigrants, refugees, undocumented immigrants, elite cosmopolitan, and many more -- suggest the meaning of belonging in the Americas?
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ReFocus: The Films of Kazuo Hara and Sachiko Kobayashi: a documentary cinema of dissent
Editor: Rowena Santos Aquino
Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada
Association pour la littérature, l'environnement
et la culture au Canada
June 15-19, 2022
University of Saskatchewan
At the heart of Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis.
Is it true that, according to a 2019 study, men are ‘officially funnier than women’?
The centenary of Proust’s death next year is neither the only, nor the first event in honour of the author of In Search of Lost Time. This year, for instance, we celebrate the 150th birthday of his birth while, in 2013, the 100th anniversary of the publication of Swann’s Way was marked by a number of festivities. In its celebratory dimension, this upcoming centenary may seem more apt for initiatives conducted under the ambit of French Studies than under that of semiotics or narratology. However, we believe that it offers an opportunity for a broader, trans-disciplinary reflection.