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Please select a seminar for which you would like to propose a paper. Current ACLA guidelines specify that each ACLA member may submit only ONE PAPER for consideration. Abstracts must be received by Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Post-Violence: The Telling and the Told, Sec. 2

Organizer: Yiru Lim

When we hear, read, or watch a narrative of a violent or traumatic event, we are often fixated on its representation. We hang on to details about location; we want to find out who the perpetrators... more

Narrating and Visualizing Youth, Sec. 2

Organizer: Miao Dou

This seminar explores the importance of youth in various cultural and intellectual contexts from the nineteenth century to the present day. The period witnesses the rise of and, more recently, the... more

Contrapuntal China, Sec. 2

Organizer: Kyle Shernuk

Edward Said posits “contrapuntal reading” as a postcolonial intervention into the master narrative of imperialism by considering the voices, narratives, and perspectives of the colonized and the... more

Paracolonial Formations, Sec. 2

Organizer: Darwin Tsen

ACLA’s 2022 setting in Taiwan provides a powerful occasion to take up the idea of what we are calling the paracolonial. We start our conversation by considering the contradictions that the entity “... more

Literature and Media, Sec. 2

Organizer: Renren Yang

Two decades into the twenty-first century, this seminar will look to assess and use a comparative approach to expand the “media turn” in studies of literature. The configurations of literature... more