Here are the PDFs of the pieces in the Journal of Asian American Studies 2012 forum that addresses the question, “Has Asian American Studies Failed?” We didn’t have time to read and discuss them in class, but they’re great food for thought as we wrap up the semester.
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And some awesome (and funny!) responses:
- The World is Our Oyster / Sauce
- Timothy Yu, “Have They Run Out of White Poems Yet?”
- Franny Choi, “Have They Run Out of White Poets Yet?”
- Reappropriate (Jenn Fang), “Have They Run Out of White Tears Yet?”
- Clarissa Wei, “Have They Run Out of Greens Yet?”
- “A Sixth-Grader Writes a Book Report About the New Calvin Trillin Poem in The New Yorker“ (Jezebel)
- ETA: AAWW’s “We’re in the Room, Calvin Trillin”
Balce’s “Laughter Against the State” (see the section on “The Politics of Humor, Comedy, and Postcolonial Satire,” pages 51-54)
Suarez’s “Maternal Diasporas and Posthuman Subjectivity” (see section “Beyond The Subject-Effect of Humanism,” pages 77-78)
- Ozeki’s official website (including interview about A Tale for the Time Being, audio excerpts and interviews, and video)
- Ozeki’s Twitter
- Interviews with Ozeki about the novel at NPR and Bookslut
- Davis’s article, “Fictional Transits and Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being“
- McKay’s article on the kamikaze pilot
- Ty’s interview with Ozeki
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