This panel invites papers discussing the literature written by and about Southeast Asian diaspora, including Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, Hmongs, Thais, and Burmese. We will be discussing how these diasporic groups inscribe their North American experiences and sociopolitical issues. Any disciplines and approaches are welcome: literary studies, cultural studies, anthropology, history, sociology, psychology, and the like.
Please send an abstract of 500 words and a brief bio in doc. or pdf. format to Brian Guan-rong Chen at email@example.com.
Deadline: September 10, 2008
Please include with your abstract: Name and Affiliation, Email address, Postal address, Telephone number, A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)
The complete Call for Papers for the 2009 Convention will be posted in June: www.nemla.org. Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel; however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may present a paper at a panel or seminar and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.
Brian Guan-rong Chen
University of Texas at Arlington
503 W. Third St., Carlisle Hall #203
Arlington, TX 76019
TEL: 817-272-0966 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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