LiterASIAN 2016: A Festival of Asian Canadian Writing

Literasian 2016 - Promo PosterLiterASIAN is a literary festival celebrating Pacific Rim Asian Canadian writing, hosted by the Asian Canadian Writer’s Workshop Society. From September 21st to 25th, museums, libraries, and learning centres across the city will host workshops and panels led by critically acclaimed authors such as Paul Yee, SKY Lee, Joy Kogawa, and many more. Students can register for free using the literasian promotional code at

In recognition of this event, Canadian Literature is pleased to offer a promotion for our upcoming special issue, Asian Canadian Critique Beyond the Nation #227. Guest editors Christopher Lee (UBC) and Christine Kim (SFU) argue that the issue extends the journal’s “commitment to Asian Canadian studies” even as it “interrogates how national epistemes have become sedimented in the field itself, often in barely discernible ways. It is this self-reflexivity that we hope distinguishes Asian Canadian critique from the many cultural, activist, political, and institutional projects that have coalesced around this term.”

Asian Canadian Critique Beyond the Nation features articles on film, art, poetry, and fiction by Timothy Yu, Jenny Heijun Wills, Guy Beauregard, Helen Hok-Sze Leung, Donald Goellnicht, and Malissa Phung, as well as a discussion forum with Smaro Kamboureli, Robert Diaz, Y-Dang Troeung, Masumi Izumi, Lisa Yoneyama, and Iyko Day.

Visit and use the discount code literasian2016 for 25% off this special issue today! The discount is open to all interested readers and is not limited to event attendees.