Author Archive

“Closing” the Blog

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Though the blog will technically always be here for you to love, read, and post, certain ugly demands of the semester’s end—namely, your grades—require that I set a time at which I will stop assessing your contributions to the blog.  That time will be midnight on Saturday, Dec. 4, which gives you more than 24 hours to post/comment after completing your excellent writing events, and more than 24 hours afterward to finish your brilliant final exams for Monday morning.

Love, Freedom and Adventure

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Containment Camp Haiku

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Attached here ( Japanese Am intern pms ) is a (very poor quality) copy of some haiku written in American containment camps.  It comes from an anthology of such poems, and this selection is from the Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford, ed. Cary Nelson).

Cultural Awareness Series Events

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Mark your calendars!  The schedule for the Cultural Awareness Series is here.

Of special note:

  • Bhangra Beats, Saturday, Nov. 13
  • Asian Cultural Week Keynote Performance: hereandnow theatre company, Boba Stories, Wednesday, Nov. 3
  • Taste of Asia (food, dance, fashion), Friday, Nov. 5

If you attend any of these, you may write a 500-word response (not summary) and turn it in for extra credit toward participation.

Beauty and Deformation

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

To follow up on Debby’s great post and the horror show images of bound feet posted below:

Watanna/Eaton sites

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

In a weird coincidence, today I googled a professor in Canada I might send a conference abstract to, and it caught my eye that she had been involved in an exhibit of Watanna’s books that had been found in the library of her small university, Mount Allison (remember that Watanna was from Canada originally).  The site has images of some books and info on the author and the symposium they had about her, including links to some papers that I THINK are from undergraduate students.  Interesting that the whole site calls her “Winnifred Eaton” pretty insistently (and note that some things show her name as Winnifred Reeve, which was her married name in her second marriage, after Babcock).  Here is the link.  Also, the symposium’s main speaker, who was from Loyola in Maryland, maintained a digital site of writings.  The link at Mount Allison’s site is now defunct, but I traced some of the works here.

Problems Accessing Ting

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

A few people are still having trouble accessing the Ting essay.  Don’t forget my suggestion from Wed that you first make sure to log in to the umw network, which should give you access.  If it doesn’t

,  I’d try going to the Simpson Library page and then click on databases and go to Project Muse.  Then you can search for Ting by title (“The Power of Sexuality”), her name (Jennifer P. Ting), or volume(Journal of Asian American Studies 1.1 (1998), pages 65-82) and you should be able to get it.  Sorry that I can’t fix it.

Welcome to Asian American Literature

Friday, August 20th, 2010

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