116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Asian American Literary & Cultural Studies II: Cultural Geography Across Genres

Session Chair: 
Thaomi Michelle Dinh, University of Washington - Seattle
Session 6: Saturday 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Miller Hall 154


  1. Kimberly Jew, University of Utah
    My paper will investigate the diverse forms of “in-betweeness” as expressed in the works of local Asian playwrights in Hawai’i: Ling-Ai Li, Darryl Lum and Ed Sakamoto.
  2. Michelle Yee, University of California, Santa Cruz
    This paper examines two projects by two Taiwanese American artists whose work utilizes hospitality and humility to question and shift power dynamics typically embedded in tourist encounters. 
  3. Jeff Gibbons, The United States Military Academy at West Point
    My paper will examine the ways that Lan Cao's recent novel about the Viet Nam War, The Lotus and the Storm, depicts the enduring and transformative effects of war on civilians wounded--both physically and psychologically--during combat. 
  4. Jordan Wesley Luz, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    This paper interrogates the ways Filipinx hip-hop artists Ruby Ibarra and Bambu DePistola rearticulate their sense of belonging and cultural identity in America. Specifically, I am interested in Ibarra’s CIRCA91 and Bambu’s Prey For The Devil and how both albums call for an allied sense of identity within Filipinx communities. 
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