CFP: Special Issue 2022 - Across Global Souths: Asian Migrations through the U.S. South and the Circum-Caribbean
Guest Edited by Joo Ok Kim and Giselle Liza Anatol
Courtesy of ggggrimes Art
Across Global Souths: Asian Migrations through the U.S. South and the Circum-Caribbean seeks to investigate Asian/American cultures, politics, and relationships across multiple Souths, with an emphasis on the U.S. South and the Caribbean. In the United States, ideas of "Asian America" continue to circulate around communities on the East and West coasts. The Across Global Souths: Asian Migrations through the U.S. South and the Circum-Caribbean project reframes the conversation with an emphasis on journeys to and from multiple souths. The CFP considers the broader U.S. geopolitical designation of "Souths" (including Texas and the US Gulf Coast). Grounded within recent scholarly developments in the field of American Studies, the CFP invites further reflections on the diaspora condition of the category "Asian," as well as the diasporic condition of the category "Southerner," and simultaneously challenges conceptions of an exclusively white, Euro-American U.S. citizenry.
Congratulations to Dr. Emily Lutenski who was awarded the Don D. Walker Prize by the Western Literature Association,for her essay, “Dickens Disappeared: Black Los Angeles and the Borderlands of Racial Memory,” published in the special issue, “New Directions in Black Western Studies” in American Studies 58.3 (2019).