From the Alien/Asian dynamic in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl, transpacific reach of Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters, to the diverse political desires expressed in Vickie Nam’s YELL-Oh Girls, Asian American girlhood emerges as a complex site to examine gender, race, and the geographic boundaries of Asian America. Our panel invites scholars to consider how the transnational applies pressure on our understanding of Asian “American” girlhood. In what ways do global networks of empire, activism, labor, and climate crises intersect with Asian American texts? How are histories, narratives, and artifacts of Asian American girlhood already participating in transnational dialogues?
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