Asian and Asian American Classical Caucus

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We support, connect, mentor, and encourage Asian and Asian American scholars of Classics and the ancient Mediterranean.


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The AAACC presents Its inaugural paper session

Society of Classical Studies 2020 Annual Meeting

Classical Reception in Contemporary Asian and Asian American Culture

Organized by Christopher Waldo (AAACC President) and Elizabeth Wueste (AAACC Vice President)

Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC

Saturday, January 4, 8:00-10:30am

Christopher Waldo (Tulane University and AAACC President)

  • Introduction

Stephanie Wong (Brown University and AAACC Outreach Coordinator)

  • “Princess Turandot, an Occidental Oriental”

Kelly Nguyen (Brown University and AAACC Membership Coordinator)

  • “No One Knows His Own Stock: Ocean Vuong's Reception of Telemachus and Odysseus”

Kristina Chew (University of California, Santa Cruz)

  • “Translating the Voices of Tragedy's "Other" Women: Theresa Has Kyung Cha's Dictee and Seneca's Phaedra”

Priya Kothari (University of California, Berkeley)

  • “A Palimpsest of Performance: The Construction of Classicism in the Vallabha Tradition”

Melissa Mueller (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

  • Response