115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Asian American Literary & Cultural Studies II: Transpacific Literary Form

Session Chair: 
LuLing Osofsky, University of California, Santa Cruz
Session 2: Friday 10 – 11:30 am
Henry 202


  1. Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt, American Studies Department TU Dortmund
    The paper discusses Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel The Sympathizer (2015), which has led to a paradigm shift in the way the Vietnam War is represented in American literature. The focus will be on the transnational perspective that is opened by the text, hence questioning dominant narrative structures and ways of representation.
  2. Sharon Tang-Quan, Independent Scholar
    My paper examines the reconfiguration of the American Dream and the transnational turn towards understanding China, Taiwan, and the US through Jade Chang’s The Wangs vs. the World.
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