- Venue: Online event
Hosted by Stephen Hong Sohn and Crystal Parikh. Co-presented by Fordham University and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
“White Anality in The Help: A Theory of the Karen.”
James Kim is an associate professor of English and Comparative Literature at Fordham University, specializing in Asian American literature and culture. His scholarship has appeared in Camera Obscura, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, MELUS, and Asian American Literature in Transition, 1965-1996, edited by Asha Nadkarni and Cathy Schlund-Vials.
“The Phantasy of the Aesthetic Being: The Construction of Kautilya, or the South Asian Feminine, in W. E. B. Du Bois’ Dark Princess”
Amal Zaman is a PhD candidate in Fordham’s English department. Her research focuses on figurations of the South Asian feminine and Pakistani women’s writing from the perspectives of global modernisms and queer theory.
“Comparative Worlding: Rescaling Genres for Decolonization”
Pacharee Sudhinaraset is assistant professor of English at NYU. Her research and teaching interests focus on multiethnic literature, women of color feminisms, spatial and place-based geopolitics. Her current book project explores how Asian American, African American, Chicana, and Indigenous women’s intellectual and cultural labors demonstrate the centrality of the apocalyptic imagination to the formation of Los Angeles as a key site for western expansion and US empire. Her work has been published in American Quarterly and The Black Scholar.
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