2020 Program Sessions

020. Southeast Asia and the Oceanic

12:00 PM–1:15 PM Jan 9, 2020 (US - Pacific)

WSCC - Skagit 3

Session Information

Description: Panelists seek to add Southeast Asian perspectives to the transnational conversations on the oceanic, a critical framework that challenges national and land-based notions of literary and cultural studies. Oceanic imaginaries and methodologies are vital undercurrents in the study of Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian diasporic texts. This body of texts offers complex aesthetics and poetics of water bodies, water worlds, and postcolonial cultures.

Related Material: For related material, write to joanne.leow@usask.ca after 1 Dec.


William Arighi, Springfield C

Nazry Bahrawi, Singapore U of Tech. and Design

Cheryl Narumi Naruse, Tulane U

Vinh Nguyen, U of Waterloo

E. K. Tan, Stony Brook U, State U of New York


Joanne Leow, U of Saskatchewan


Vicente Rafael, U of Washington, Seattle