Event Title

P-14 “They Called Me Kimchi Breath” and Other Short Essays: A Study in Composing Asian American Short Narrative Essays

Presenter Information

Teddy Kim

Start Date

2-28-2020 2:30 PM

Description

I write five research-supported personal narrative essays addressing Asian American experience. Specifically, I center these experiences on food, particularly from my upbringing, which features a dynamic range between American and Korean food. As someone who has had non-American food juxtaposed to my American-ness for the entirety of my childhood, I have been a witness to the unique interactions between my native Americanness and my distant Asian identity. I hope to create a space in literature for the strife in my identity, using the historical and social context of food to represent the striving for integration between family and culture, and ultimately provide an extension into a larger study of culture.

Acknowledgments

J.N. Andrews Honors Scholar

Mentor: Beverly Matiko, English

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Feb 28th, 2:30 PM

P-14 “They Called Me Kimchi Breath” and Other Short Essays: A Study in Composing Asian American Short Narrative Essays

I write five research-supported personal narrative essays addressing Asian American experience. Specifically, I center these experiences on food, particularly from my upbringing, which features a dynamic range between American and Korean food. As someone who has had non-American food juxtaposed to my American-ness for the entirety of my childhood, I have been a witness to the unique interactions between my native Americanness and my distant Asian identity. I hope to create a space in literature for the strife in my identity, using the historical and social context of food to represent the striving for integration between family and culture, and ultimately provide an extension into a larger study of culture.