Call for Proposals Southeast Asia Literature and Cultural Politics in the Diaspora

Call for Proposals

Southeast Asia Literature and Cultural Politics in the Diaspora

Deadline: September 21, 2017

UCLA

March 29 – April 1, 2018

Web announcement: https://www.acla.org/seminar/southeast-asian-literature-and-cultural-politics-diaspora

Taking as the literary frame Southeast Asian literature in the diaspora, this seminar invite proposals that address the diaspora as the “dispersion” into many and multiple places. Following what Yen Espiritu calls “a relational comparative approach” that revolves around “critical juxtaposing” in Body Counts, the organizers seek proposals that explore diasporic literatures and cultural productions of Southeast Asia and deliver critiques of empire, neoliberalism, among others.

Proposals may be submitted via the ACLA portal by September 21, 2017, 9AM EST. Contact Catherine H. Nguyen (catheringuyen@ucla.edu) and Hao Jun Tam haot@sas.upenn.edu for any questions.