June 22, 2018
6-8 PM
Harbour Centre Room 2270
SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings

You are invited to attend a publications launch with eminent scholars of transpacific literatures, Asian Canadian visual culture, and queer Filipino cultural production. Light refreshments will be served.
Roundtable: Dr. Robert Diaz (University of Toronto); Dr. Chris Patterson (Hong Kong Baptist University); Dr. Marissa Largo; Dr. Glenn Deer (University of British Columbia); Dr. Chris Lee (UBC); and multidisciplinary artist Kimmortal.


Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries (2017)

Co-edited by Robert Diaz, Marissa Largo, and Fritz Pino.

This collection presents “a rich and under-studied archive of personal reflections, in-depth interviews, creative works, and scholarly essays that address the need for queer, transgressive, and utopian practices that render visible histories of migration, empire building, settler colonialism, and globalization.”

Transitive Cultures: Anglophone Literature of the Transpacific (2018)

By Chris Patterson

Considering how particular transpacific literatures resist the ideology of multiculturalism, Transitive Cultures considers how various writers enact a variety of hybrid, transnational identities and intimacies in Southeast Asia, Hawaii, Canada and the US mainland through the strategic use of English.

Beyond Canada 150: Asian Canadian Visual Cultures (2018)

Guest Editors: Glenn Deer, Christopher Lee, and Marissa Largo

A recent special issue of Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas. Assembled in the wake of Canada 150, this special issue examines how diverse forms of Asian Canadian visual culture - including visual arts, film, photography, performance, and other visual modes - interrogate the ongoing effects of racialization, settler colonialism, and assimilation.




Noted multidisciplinary artist Kimmortal will also join the conversation, invoking a sonic space of connection, contention and queer organization to summon diasporic Filipinos to question and reconstruct the transitive identities and transpacific intimacies of Filipinos in Canada.

This event is organized and co-sponsored by:

SFU Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research
SFU Writers In Residence Program
UBC Philippine Studies Series
UBC St. John’s College