Fifth Annual Critical Asian Humanities Workshop–cfp

Call for Papers: Fifth Annual Critical Asian Humanities Workshop (deadline, November 30, 2018)
Duke University, April 5-6, 2019

Duke University will host its fifth annual Critical Asian Humanities workshop on April 5-6, 2019. Integrating approaches and methodologies from cultural studies, critical theory, and area studies, we identify Critical Asian Humanities as an interdisciplinary field that emphasizes humanistic inquiry while critically interrogating many of the assumptions on which the humanities have traditionally relied.

The 2018 Workshop’s keynote speakers will be:

Norma Field (Chicago)
Suk-Young Kim (UCLA)
Jing Tsu (Yale)
Linda Trinh Vo (UC Irvine)
and with concluding remarks by Thomas Lamarre (McGill)

The workshop will also feature papers by 6 graduate students, selected by a panel of Duke faculty and graduate students. Duke will cover the domestic travel and 3 days of room/board for the students who are invited to speak.

Although the workshop does not have a formal theme, preference will be given to graduate student papers that complement the keynote speakers’ focus on work that foregrounds questions of alterity. Students working on Asia (including global Asia) in any discipline in the humanities or interpretive social sciences are welcome to apply.

Please send a 500-word abstract and brief biographical blurb to by November 30, 2018. Queries may be addressed to Carlos Rojas (

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