Please Forward to All AAS Faculty, Scholars and Writers,
Asian American Veterans and others affected by US wars in Asia
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 15th!
Not Forgotten: Asian Americans Remember US Wars in Asia (working title)
Call for Submissions
Abstract: This anthology is a collection of Asian American voices speaking out through academic, creative, and personal explorations of US wars in Asia: the US war in the Philippines (1898-1902), World War II (1940-1945), the US war in Korea (1950-1953), the US war in Vietnam (1956-1975), the US war in the Persian Gulf (1990-1991), the US war in Afghanistan (2001-present), and the US war in Iraq (2003-present).
Asian faces have been depicted as the face of the enemy in theater, film, television, and print media for over a century, such that even when some Asians were US allies, the primary image of Asians in the US was not just of passive immigrants, but rather of aggressive invadersthe yellow peril.
Responding to the angry yell, “go back where you came from,” Asian American activists said, “we’re here because you were there” in recognition of the deep connection between Asian migration patterns and US wars and colonialism in Asia.
Thus, no understanding of Asian American identities is complete without a reflection upon how these histories of war have shaped our communities, our families and our personal identities.
Deadline: 500 word abstract due March 15th
(DEADLINE EXTENDED BY REQUEST!) ;
Final submission due June 15, 2007.
You may submit in up to two categories (scholarly, creative, 1st person); no more than three submissions total.
Scholarly: Includes historical, sociological, literary or cultural critical, pedagogical or other scholarly approaches. You may focus on one war/period, or explore themes across several wars/ periods.
Creative: Includes poetry, short fiction, drama, and performance art (text only) or two dimensional visual art (must be originally two dimensional; submit print ready .jpgs or other electronic image format).
1st person narrative: May be from Asian American veterans of US wars in Asia or their children or partners; or any Asian American whose family has been directly impacted by a US war in Asia.
1. 10-20 pages, one article; include page numbers and number of total pages. Must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, with 1 inch margins. Do include name & email on every page. Use MLA format.
1. Poems: Five pages total, no more than three poems. Must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, with 1 inch margins. Do include name & email on every page.
2. Short fiction: Ten pages total, one short story. Must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, with 1 inch margins. Do include name & email on every page.
3. Plays or performance art: Ten pages total, one piece. Must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, with 1 inch margins. Do include name & email on every page.
4. Visual art: must be originally two-dimensional; please submit print-ready digital files.
1st person narrative:
1. One to three pages; include page numbers and number of total pages. Must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, with 1 inch margins. Do include name & email on every page.
Mail Submissions to:
Wei Ming Dariotis, Editor
Asian American Studies
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco CA, 94321
Send submission simultaneously by email for confirmation to: firstname.lastname@example.org