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POSTPONED: A Queer, Queer Race: Origins for Japanese/American Literature

Andrew Way Leong, University of California, Berkeley

April 13, 2020 · 12:00 pm · via Zoom

Program in American Studies


In this AMS Workshop, Andrew Way Leong presents “A Queer, Queer Race: Origins for Japanese/American Literature” which provides a genealogy for Japanese and English-language literary texts written by persons of Japanese descent who sojourned or resided in the United States between 1885 and 1924. It argues that the back-application of a framework of progressive reproductive succession from Issei to Nisei, or first to second generations, has systematically obscured potentials for recognizing queer, non-heteronormative origins for Japanese/American literature during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This workshop will focus on portions of the introduction to “A Queer, Queer Race,” as well as the monograph’s third chapter on counterfeit and masquerade in the early writings of Yone Noguchi.

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