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Elizabeth Collins wins Best article prize for “‘Le Riz d’Indochine’”

Congratulations to Elizabeth Collins, who has won Modern and Contemporary France‘s Best article prize for 2022! Elizabeth’s brilliant article, “‘Le Riz d’Indochine’ at the French table: representations of food, race and the Vietnamese in a colonial-era board game” is described by the jury as “theoretically versatile and innovative, convincing in its ethical perspective and self-awareness.” See…

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Catherine Nguyen joins Emerson College

Congrats to Catherine Nguyen, who has just joined Emerson College as assistant professor of asian diasporic literatures in the department of writing, literature and publishing. Congrats, Catherine! Learn more about Catherine’s latest projects here.

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In June, ASERN members, Howie Tam, Tess Do, Alex Kurmann, and Leslie Barnes came together virtually to take part in Howie’s seminar, “Transnational Southeast Asian Literatures in the World.” Much has changed since Benedict Anderson conceptualized the idea of the nation as an imagined community nearly four decades ago. Primarily, borders have become more porous…

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