Empire is in the Heart: A Conference on Carlos Bulosan
Friday, November 14, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Husky Union Building, Room 145
One of the most important figures in Filipino American history, Carlos Bulosan is best known for America is in the Heart, a searing novel of the Great Depression and a classic of Asian American literature.
In marking the centennial of Carlos Bulosan’s birth, this free one-day conference will address the relationship between his artistic and political approaches, re-situating his novels in relation to both Philippine and American literary traditions, his politics in relation to the socialist and liberal democratic currents of his era and our own, and his place in understanding the braided histories of labor migration, racial formation, Filipino diasporic imagination, and imperial expansion in the American Asia-Pacific before and after World War II.
The conference will be followed by a reception marking the opening a new exhibit opening in the UW Libraries, "Author, Poet and Worker: The World of Carlos Bulosan." The reception will be hosted by the Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific and feature several speakers addressing the relevance of Bulosan to activism today.
Contact: Professor Vince Rafael, (206) 543-5699 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the UW Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, UW Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, UW Department of History, UW Department of English, UW Department of Political Science, UW Jackson School of International Studies, UW Southeast Asia Center, and Lane Hirabayashi, UCLA Asian American Studies Department.
This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.
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