Achievements


2015-16 PUBLICATIONS

 

Amos, Kelsey

Essay: “Hawaiian Futurism: Written in the Sky and Up Among the Stars.” Extrapolation 57.1-2 (2016): 197-220. Print.

 

Reviews:

Tweakerville by Alexei Melnick. Hawaiʻi Review. 3 December 2015. Web.

Anshū by Juliet Kono. Hawaiʻi Review. 3 December 2015. Web.

Fast-Talking PI by Selina Tusitala Marsh.” Poetry. 2016: 414-417. Print & Web.

 

 

Antonio, ‘Iolani

Poem: “Kaleimakaliʻi.” Hawaiʻi Review Student of the Month. 2016. Web.

 

 

Christie, Amanda

Essay: “Fostering Educational Movement: Connecting the College Writing Classroom in Oahu with Indigenous Values of Family and Familial Learning for Migrant Students” Pacific Asia Inquiry (Spring 2016): 48-59.

 

 

Colleps, Donovan Kūhiō

Essay: “Two Decolonial Docu-Poets Walk Into A Tiki Bar,” with Craig Santos Perez, in Tracking/Teaching: On Documentary Poetics. Curated by Joseph Harrington. Essay Press Listening Tour, 2015. 1-16.

 

Poems:

“Wākea’s Blue Teeth (a super bowl poem)” “Kissing the Opelu.” Poetry Magazine July/August 2016.

“Kāhulu” and “Dancing in the Belly,” in Summit Magazine, Issue 2, 2015.

Excerpts from “Muscular Dreams,” in Ika Literary Journal, Issue 3, Aotearoa,

 

Reviews:

Single-author and round-up reviews for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 2015, ongoing.

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna). Marvels & Tales 30.1 (2016): 140-142.

 

 

Han, Joseph

Chapbook: Orphan. Kāneʻohe, HI: Tinfish Press, 2015.

 

Poems:

“For Sewol.” poets.org (December 2015). Web.

“Why I take My Grandmother to Church Every Sunday,” “Mother to Son,” “Prayer for an aspiring K-pop star,” and “Zither.” The Feminist Wire (July 2016). Web.

“Grey hair song” and “While Her Husband Wandered Southern Seoul.” Bamboo Ridge Press #110 (forthcoming). Print.

 

Short Story: “All This Paper.” AAWW’s The Margins (June 2016). Web.

 

 

Holmes, Steven

Essay: “Playing Past the ‘Straight Male Gamer’: From Modding Edwin(a) to Bisexual

Zevran in BioWare Games.” Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Popular

Fantasy. Edited by Jude Roberts and Esther MacCallum-Stewart. Routledge, 2016. Print.

 

Review: Jez Conolly’s The Thing. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 26.2 (2015): 376-378.

 

 

Ikehara, Samantha

“Weaving.” Hawai‘i Review 84 The Ian MacMillan Writing Awards (2016): 105-114.

 

Ito-Fujita, Avree

Editing: Design Editor. Hawaiʻi Review. July 2015 – July 2016.

 

Kaalele, Scott

Review: Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection, Volume 1. Ed. Hope Nicholson. Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy Tale Studies. 30.1 (2016): 136-38. Print.

 

Kuwada, Bryan Kamaoli

Editing:

Co-editor with Aiko Yamashiro. Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies. Special Issue “Rooted in Wonder: Tales of Indigenous Activism and Community Organizing.” 30.1 (2016). Print & Web.

 

Essays:

“Pilgrims in Print: Indigenous Readers Encounter John Bunyan.” Common-Place: The Journal of Early American Life 15.4 (2015). Co-authored with Philip Round and Stephanie Fitzgerald. Web.

“Reflecting on Ea.” American Quarterly. Special Issue “Pacific Currents.” 67.3 (2015): 577-81.

 

Translation:

“A Legendary Story of Ko‘olau, As Serialized in the Newspaper Ka Leo o ka Lahui, July 11–20, 1893.” Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies. Special Issue: “Rooted in Wonder: Tales of Indigenous Activism and Community Organizing.” 30.1 (2016): 92-109. Print & Web.

 

Poems:

“To Ea: In Response to David Kahalemaile, August 12, 1871.” Hawai‘i Review. 81 (2015): 30-31.

“Nine Percent.” Wansolawara: Voices for West Papua. Honolulu: Hawai‘i Review, 2015: 18-20.

“Dear Ferguson.” Write for Ferguson. Honolulu: Hawai‘i Review, 2015: 9-12.

 

Short story: “Of No Real Account.” Hawai‘i Review. 81 (2015): 75-86.

 

Landgraf, Kapena Max

Fiction:

“Hoe Uli.” Bamboo Ridge Press Issue #108. Honolulu: Bamboo Ridge Press, 2016. 25-39. Print.

“Nā Iwi.” Ika Journal 4. Auckland: Manukau Institute of Technology, 2016. 93-94. Print.

 

Editing:

Fiction Editor. Hawai‘i Review. August 2015-May 2016.

Issue 83 – “Literature of Crime”

Issue 84 – “2016 Ian Macmillan Writing Awards”

 

Lee, Jee Young (Vera)

Translations: “An Encounter with Shrimp,” “Green Onion Roots” (Poems from Moon Chung-hee’s A Poppy in My Hair). Narrative (forthcoming 2016).  Translations also appear on the Narrative Backstage issue for donors.

 

 

Lesuma, Caryn

Essay: “Living Mo‘olelo for Young Adults: Story, Language, and Form in ‘Of No Real Account.’” Proceedings 2015: Selected papers from the nineteenth college-wide conference for students in languages, linguistics and literature. Eds. Sam Aguirre, Emily Gazda Plumb, and Kristyn Martin. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i, National Foreign Language Resource Center, 2016. 36-44. Web. https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/14578

 

 

Leung, Henry Wei

Book (translation): Wawa. Pei Pei the Monkey King. Honolulu: Tinfish Press (forthcoming). Print.

 

Poems:

“Archery for a Future Daughter.” Spillway 23 (2015). Print.

“Meeting the Woman Who Forged My Birth Certificate,” “Goods of Democracy.” Puerto del Sol 51 (2015). Web.

“Visiting the Island of the Goddess of Democracy.” Cha: An Asian Literary Journal 32 (2016). Web.

“Victims of Communism Memorial.” Dusie (forthcoming). Web.

“Island of the Goddess of Democracy.” Blueshift Journal (forthcoming). Web.

“Sentry Bird.” Hawai’i Review 84 (forthcoming). Print.

“Epithalamium.” Bamboo Ridge 110 (forthcoming). Print.

 

Essays:

“City Without Solitude.” The Offing. 1 Dec 2015. Web.

“Everyone Could Be Batman: Literary Hong Kong and Its Lyric Liberties.” Bellingham Review 72 (2016). Print.

“Ruins Above Water.” Drunken Boat 23 (2016). Web.

“This Quintessence of Dust.” Fourth Genre (forthcoming). Print.

 

Poem translations:

Lo, Mei Wa. “The Great Rock Has Returned.” Quixotica: Poems East of La Mancha. Hong Kong: Chameleon Press, 2016. Print.

Lo, Mei Wa. “Pei Pei Wept.” The Margins. 26 July 2016. Web.

Lo, Mei Wa. “Flying Tree.” Cha: An Asian Literary Journal 33 (forthcoming). Web.

 

 

Long, Jeffery Ryan

Editing:

Editor-in Chief. Hawai‘i Review. July 2016-July 2017.

 

Short Stories:

“Scantron.” Hawai‘i Review 84 (2016).

“Tezeta.” Bamboo Ridge: Journal of Hawai‘i Literature and Arts 108 (2016).

 

 

Mayer, Abbey S.

Fiction: “Whale Teeth and Skyblanket” — Paradise Review

 

Editing:

Editor-in-Chief. Hawai‘i Review 83—Literature of Crime.

Editor-in-Chief. Hawai‘i Review 84—The Ian MacMillan Writing Awards.

 

 

Mohabir, Rajiv

Book: The Taxidermist’s Cut. Tribeca, NY: Four Way Books. 2016. Print.

 

Chapbook: Thunder in the Courtyard. Louisville, KY: Finishing Line Press. 2016. Print.

 

Poems:

“Ancestor.” Quarterly West. Summer 2015. Web.

“Indo-queer 1,” “Indo-queer 2,” “Shame in Mathura,” “The Mimicry of Men.” Asymptote. Summer 2015. Web.

“Canis lupus lupus,” “Mantra,” “Blind Man’s Whist,” “Baelenoptera musculus musculus,” “Ritual,” Congeries: Connotation Press: and Online Artifact.“ Summer 2015. Web.

“Harvest of Death,” “Her Middle Passage,” “Whale Song from a Distance,” and “Communication and Song,” “Paper Lantern.” Bamboo Ridge Journal. Fall 2015. Print.

“Du’a.” Poecology. Fall 2015. Web.

“Dirge for Kamal-Mami,” and “Back-home Games in Florida.” Asian American Writer’s Workshop: The Margins. Fall 2015. Web.

“Mass Stranding.” Matter Monthly. Fall 2015. Web.

“Return Migration.” “Gulf Bryde’s Whale” “Sacrament,” Disquieting Muses Quarterly. Fall 2015. Web.

“Summer.” Juxtaprose. Fall 2015. Web.

Diabetes Prayer.” “Tuberculosis,” Hyphen. Spring 2016. Print.

“Hiranyagarbha.” Diagram. Spring 2016. Web.

“A Boy with Baleen for Teeth.” Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry.

Spring 2016. Print.

Myotis lucifugus.Verse Daily. Summer (July 14th) 2016. Web.

“The River-son’s Betrayal,” “Touch Me Not,” “Vivah at the Durga Temple,” and “Indo-queer IV.” The Feminist Wire. Ed. TC Tolbert. Summer 2016. Web.

 

Essays and Nonfiction:

“Neech.” Kweli Journal. Fall 2015. Web.

“Ancestral Hauntings: on Translating Lalbihari Sharma.” PEN/America. Fall 2015. Web.

“An Actual (South) Asian American Poet Speaks from the Ruins of Best American Poetry 2015.” Jaggery: A Desi Arts and Literature Journal. Fall 2015. Web.

“Cutter.” Lambda Literary. Summer 2016. Online.

“Why I Don’t Celebrate Indian Arrival Day.” Stabroek News. Summer 2016. Online

“Why I Don’t Celebrate Indian Arrival Day.” Asian American Writer’s Workshop: The Margins. Summer 2016. Web.

 

 

Revilla, No‘u

Poems:

Selected poems. Black Renaissance Noir 16.1 (Winter/Spring 2016): 10-13. Print.

“kino.” POETRY 208.4 (July/Aug 2016): 390. Print & Web.

“Rope / Tongue.” Kore Press. Curated by Allison Hedge Coke. 27 Jan. 2016. Web.

“Reading List.” POETRY. Curated by Lindsay Garbutt. Poetry Foundation. 2016. 3 Aug. 2016. Web.

 

Essay: Afterword. New Oceania Poetry Interviews. Curated by Craig Santos Perez. 2015. Web.

 

Review: Review of Afakasi Speaks by Grace Taylor. POETRY 208.4 (July/Aug 2016): 409-412. Print.

 

 

Osorio, Jamaica K

Essay: “Two Perspectives on Political Narrative from one Activist Family.” Hūlili: Multidisciplinary Research on Hawaiian Well-Being. 10 (2016). Print.

 

 

Pak, Michael

Essay: “ʻJust Do It and People Will Knowʼ: An Interview with Coach Vincent Goo.” Co-authored with Gary Pak. Amerasia Journal41.2 (2015): 132-148.

 

Review: Multilingual Writers and Writing Centers by Ben Rafoth. Composition Forum 32 (Fall 2015).

 

 

Roy, Anjoli

Creative Nonfiction:

“Good Intentions and a Bad Idea.” Hippocampus Magazine. 1 Aug. 2016. Web.

“Mixed in India.” Frontier Psychiatrist. 8 Sept. 2014. Web.

“For the Birds.” River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, Beautiful Things. 26 Oct. 2015. Web.

“This Part of the Body.” Middle Planet. 3 May 2016. Web.

“The Folks Who’ll Come to Your Funeral.” Dămfīno Press. 18 Jul. 2016. Web.

 

Fiction: “Stranded.” Slink Chunk Press. 14 Aug. 2015. Web. 14 Aug. 2015.

 

Poetry: “Sandesh.” Kore Press: Poem of the Week. 4 Nov. 2015. Web. 5 Nov. 2015.

 

 

Sundberg-Yannell, Crystel

Fiction: “Dancing Doe and the Go Go Go.” Cleaver Magazine (Sept 2016). Web.

 

 

Thompson, Norman Fua’alii.

Review: “The Dead Lands” by Toa Fraser. Marvels & Tales 30.1 (2016): 138-40. Web.

 

 

Wieting, Julia

Poem: “Ohana house.” Bamboo Ridge 110 (forthcoming).

 

Editing: Poetry Editor. The Hawai‘i Review. May 2015-May 2016.

 

 

Wiggins, Chase

Editing: Managing Editor. The Hawaiʻi Review. August 2015-August 2016.

 

Essay: “Teaching the Liberal Arts across the Disciplines through Place-based Writing” Currents in Teaching and Learning 8:2 (forthcoming).

 

Wright, Rain

Creative Nonfiction:

“Shrines.” Hawai‘i Review: The Ian MacMillan Writing Awards 82 (2015): 21-25.

“A Way with Water.” Hawai’i Review: Muliwai (2015): 87-89.

“The Grey House Didn’t Speak.” Mud Season Review (2015).

“Dinuguan in Captian Cook.” Connotations Press: An Online Artifact (2015)

“Dinuguan in Captain Cook.” The Madras Magazine of Contemporary Writing (2015): 256-265.

“Shrines.” Summit Magazine Issue 1.1 (2015): 160-161.

 

Poem:

“Sisters.” Hawai’i Pacific Review (2015). Web

“Tangles in Organ.” Hawai‘i Review: Muliwai 81 (2015): 90-91.

 

Editing:

Nonfiction Editor. Hawai‘i Review. 2015-May 2016.

 

Yamashiro, Aiko

Blog Post: “Writing Decolonial Poetry for Ea.” Ke Kaupu Hehi Ale. 11 July 2016.

 

Editing: Co-editor with Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada. “Rooted in Wonder: Tales of Indigenous Activism and Community Organizing.” Special Issue of Marvels and Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies 30.1 (2016). Print & Web.

 

Review: Searching for Nei Nim’anoa, by Teresia Kieuea Teaiwa. Poetry Magazine July/August (2016). Print & Web.

 

 

Yoshinaga, Ida

Essay: “Media Convergence (‘Convergence Culture’) and Communicative Capitalism.” Routledge Companion to Fairy-Tale Cultures and Media. Eds. Pauline Greenhill, Jill Terry Rudy, Naomi Hamer, and Lauren Bosc. (forthcoming)

 


RECENT AWARDS

 

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN AMERICAN DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP

2016: Kim Compoc

 

VIETNAM INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP

2015-2019: Quynh Vo

 

CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY INTERNAL AWARD

2016: Koreen Nakahodo, Fellowship for Writing Across the Curriculum ($2500.00)

 

YOUTH VOICES ON CHINA VIDEOGRAM TO THE WHITE HOUSE: NATIONAL FINALIST AND BEST OF HAWAI‘I AWARD, THE 1990 INSTITUTE

2016: Avree Ito-Fujita

 

STUDENT FILM CATEGORY: SILVER LEI AWARD, HONOLULU FILM AWARDS

2016: Avree Ito-Fujita

 

DESIGN ONE CONTEST: STAFF PICK, ONE CONDOMS

2016: Avree Ito-Fujita

 

ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES ASSESSMENT

2016: VALUE project national scorer: Amanda Christie

 

FORD FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP

2015: Honorable Mention, Dissertation Completion: Kim Compoc

 

PEN/HEIM TRANSLATION GRANT

2015: Rajiv Mohabir for his translations of the 1916 collection of folk songs called Holi Songs of Demerara by indentured Indo-Caribbean writer Lalbihari Sharma.

 

UHM AWARDS & HONORS

LLL DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH AWARD

2016 (inaugural award): Kim Compoc

 

JOHN YOUNG AWARD IN THE ARTS

Spring 2016: Joseph Han, Abbey Mayer

Spring 2015: Kapena Landgraf, Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, No‘ukahau‘oli Revilla

Spring 2014: Donovan Kūhiō Colleps, Anjoli Roy

 

THE RED MANDARIN AND LADY YI-SUEN SHEN SCHOLARSHIP

2015-2016: Wyatt Souza

2014-2015: Jason Jayaprakash

 

ELIZABETH MCCUTCHEON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

FOR LITERARY STUDIES

2015-16: Samantha Ikehara

2014-15 (inaugural award): Chase Wiggins

 

THE BIOGAPHY PRIZE

2016

MA winner:

Nicole Kurashige for “Becoming Batman: Postmodern Graphic Memoir, Dean Trippe’s Something Terrible, and the Subversion of Dominant Narratives of Suffering.”

 

2015

PhD co-winners:

Marie Alohalani Brown for “Facing the Spears of Change: The Life and Legacy of Ioane Kaneiakama Papa ‘Ī‘Ī,” her PhD Dissertation in English.
Tiffany L. Ing for “Ka Ho‘omālamalama ‘Ana i nā Hō‘ailona o ka Mō‘ī Kalākaua a me Kona Noho Ali‘i ‘Ana: Illuminating the American, International, and Hawai‘i Representations of David Kalākaua and his Reign, 1874–1891,” her PhD Dissertation in English.

MA winner:

Joseph Han, for his collection of poems, Customs

 

HENRY E. RENTERIA SCHOLARSHIP

2016: Kim Compoc

 

ARTHUR & BEATRICE HARRIS ENDOWMENT FOR GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

2016: Kim Compoc

 

HAWAIʻI VETERANS MEMORIAL FUND

2016: Kim Compoc

 

AMOS AND EDNA LEIB MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP FOR THE GRADUATE STUDY OF PACIFIC LITERATURE (available for 4 years, 2012-15, only)

2015: Aiko Yamashiro

2014: Tagi Qolouvaki

2013: Steven Gin

2012: Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada

 

WATUMULL SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE STUDY OF INDIA

Summer 2014: Anjoli Roy

 

JAGDISH SHARMA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTH ASIA

2014-2015: Rajiv Mohabir

 

OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP

2014-2015: Nicole Kurashige

 

LLL GRADUATE STUDENT MARSHAL

2016: Chase Wiggins

 

NATIONAL & HAWAI‘I CREATIVE WRITING AWARDS

MAUREEN EGEN WRITERS EXCHANGE AWARD

2016 First Runner-up in Poetry: Donovan Kūhiō Colleps

 

SAWTOOTH POETRY PRIZE

2016 Finalist: Lyz Soto’s “Translate Sun/Son/Sum.”

 

BAMBOO RIDGE EDITORS’ CHOICE AWARDS

2016

Best New Writer: Kapena Landgraf

 

2015

Best New Writer: Joseph Han

Best Poetry: Rajiv Mohabir

 

KUNDIMAN POETRY PRIZE

2015: Rajiv Mohabir for his manuscript “The Cowherd’s Son.” Sponsored by Tupelo Press, the Kundiman Poetry Prize is dedicated to publishing exceptional work by Asian American poets.

 

AWP INTRO JOURNAL AWARD

2015: Rajiv Mohabir for “Ancestor” judged by Philip Metres.

 

BEST AMERICAN POETRY

2015: Rajiv Mohabir for “Dove” selected by Sherman Alexie.

 

 

UHM CREATIVE WRITING AWARDS

THE ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS PRIZE

Spring 2016: Julia Wieting

Spring 2016: Honorable Mention: Henry Leung, No’u Revilla, Bryn Villers

Spring 2015: Joseph Han

Spring 2015: Second Place, Jessie Lathrop

Spring 2014: Rajiv Mohabir

 

GRACE K. J. ABERNETHY AWARD

Spring 2016: Kristina Togafau, Samantha Ikehara

Spring 2015: Abbey Mayer

Spring 2014: Christie Pang

 

THE PATSY SUMIE SAIKI AWARD

Spring 2016: First Place, Brooke Jones

Spring 2016: Second Place, Kapena Landgraf

Spring 2016: Third Place: Rain Wright

Spring 2015: First Place, Kapena Landgraf

Spring 2015: Second Place, David Scrivner

Spring 2014: Donovan Kūhiō Colleps, Joseph Han

 

THE MYRTLE CLARK AWARDS

Spring 2016: (undergraduates only)

Spring 2015:  Samantha Ikehara, Jessie Lathrop, Brian Lieu, Justin Koelkebeck (and several undergraduates)

Spring 2014: David Scrivner (and several undergraduates)

 

THE STEPHEN C & WILLIAM H. STRYKER AWARD FOR FICTION

Spring 2016: Rain Wright

Spring 2015: Crystel Sundberg-Yannell

Spring 2015: Honorable Mention, Joseph Han

 

IAN MACMILLAN AWARD IN FICTION

2016

Second Place: Jeffrey Long

Third Place: Samantha Ikehara

2015

First Place: Abbey Mayer

 

IAN MACMILLAN AWARD IN CREATIVE NON-FICTION

2016

Third Place: Anjoli Roy

2015

Second Place: Rain Wright

 

HAWAIʻI REVIEW STUDENT OF THE MONTH.

2016: ‘Iolani Antonio

 

TRAVEL AWARDS TO CONFERENCES

UHF GRADUATE TRAVEL FUND, YUN T. CHEN TU STUDENT TRAVEL ENDOWMENT, AND ALAN MACGREGOR TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP

Spring 2016:

Kim Compoc, Steven Gin, Brittney Holt, Kapena Landgraf, Rajiv Mohabir, Anjoli Roy, Novelyn Rubsamen, Lisa Shea, Chase Wiggins.

 

Spring 2015:

Kelsey Amos, Amanda Christie, Kim Compoc, Steven Gin, Steven Holmes, Edward Lee, Rajiv Mohabir, Madoka Nagado, Jamaica Osorio, Michael Pak, Christie Pang, No‘ukahau‘oli Revilla, Cornelius Rubsamen.

 

Spring 2014:

Keala Dickhens, Steven Gin, Steven Holmes, Bryan Kuwada, Edward Lee, Madoka Nagado, Cheryl Naruse, Michael Pak, Tagi Qolouvaki, No‘ukahau‘oli Revilla, Anjoli Roy, Eric San George, Lisa Shea, Cody White, Aiko Yamashiro, Yi Zhang.


 2015-16 CONFERENCE PAPERS & COLLOQUIA

 

Amos, Kelsey

“Mililani Moʻolelo: Representations of Settler Anxieties and Hauntings in Commodified, Cursed Space.” University of Hawaiʻi Hilo English Department Narratives of Place Conference. Hilo, HI (March 2016).

“Countering American Pacificism with Moʻolelo and the Humorous/Heroic Hawaiian Subject,” with Caryn Lesuma. Biennial Conference on Literature and Hawaiʻi’s Children, Honolulu, HI (June 2016).

 

 

Christie, Amanda

“A Democratizing Model for First Year Writing Program Assessment.” Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference. Raleigh, NC (July 2016).

 

 

Compoc, Kim

“From Twin Annexations to Twin Solidarities: Filipinos and Hawaiians Putting U.S. Empire on Trial.” American Studies Association, Toronto, CA (October 2015).

“Forging Solidarity: Diasporic Filipinas and the Politics of Indigeneity.” Native American Indigenous Studies Conference, Honolulu, HI (May 2016).

 

 

Gin, Steven

“Electronic Paratextual Publics and the Reader: Lani Wendt Young’s Telesā Series” Pacific Waves: Reverberations from Oceania. Brigthon, UK (November 6–7, 2015).

“Electronic Fāgogo: Reinvigorating Pacific Storytelling Traditions in Lani Wendt Young’s Telesā Series.” Oceanic Modernism. Suva, Fiji (February 3–5, 2016).

 

 

Graham, Janet

“Experiencing and Interrogating Social Death in Toni Morrison’s A Mercy.” Violent Bodies: The 2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference, English Graduate Student Organization at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (October 2015).

“Engagement with State Power and Foodways in the work of Monique Truong and Bich Minh Nguyen.” The 8th “Engaging with Vietnam – An Interdisciplinary Dialogue” Conference, Honolulu, HI (October 2016).

 

 

Han, Joseph

“Life Writing in Contemporary Poetry.” Center for Biographical Research, UH Mānoa, (Sept. 17, 2015).

Roundtable Panelist, “Relationality, Hybridity, and State Power in Asian Diasporic Writing.” The 8th Annual Engaging with Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue Conference, Honolulu, HI (accepted for October 2016).

 

 

Holmes, Steven

“Tokyo Apocalypse: The Ends of Neon Genesis Evangelion.” Colloquium, Department of English, UHM, Honolulu, HI (November 2015).

“Apocalyptic Games: Negotiating Capital in the Web 2.0 Public Sphere.” 20th LLL

Graduate Student Conference, Honolulu, HI (April 2016).

 

 

Ikehara, Samantha

“’I see us all’: Pursuing Radical Humanism in Transnational Coalitions.” 20th Annual LLL Graduate Student Conference, Honolulu, Hawai‘i (April 2016).

“Music as Survivance: Folk Tradition and Cultural Memory in Formulations of African American Subjectivity.” Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico (February 2016).

 

 

Kaalele, Scott

“Curating Transdisciplinary Research on Place-Based Writing: An Interactive Introduction to 680 Open Access Video Clips of Teachers and Students.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX (April 2016).

 

 

Kurashige, Nicole

“Queering Archives: Lesbian Identity Formation and the Unreliable Self in Alison Bechdel’s Are You My Mother?” 625 Graduate Colloquium, Department of English, UHM, Honolulu, HI (October 2014).

“Engaging in Comics Representations of Wartime Experience: The Americanization of Individuality and Cultural Identity in A Journey of Heroes.” 625 Graduate Colloquium, Department of English, UHM (October 2014).

“Becoming Batman: Dean Trippe’s Something Terrible and the Subversion of Masculine Narratives of Suffering.” Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference, Department of English, Chaminade University (May 2016).

“Cartoonish Disruption: A Look at Family, Slapstick, and the Superhero in Rebecca Sugar’s Steven Universe (Part III: “The Perfection of Imperfect Heroes: Steven Universe and the Representation of Inclusive Role Models”).” The 18th Biennial Conference on Literature and Hawai‘i’s Children: Imagining Worlds, Fictional and Real, Department of English, Chaminade University and UHM, Honolulu, HI (June 2016).

 

 

Kuwada, Bryan Kamaoli

Presenter/Performer. “Remaking the ʻAha: Braiding Strands of Hawaiian Self-rule, Genealogy and Ritual.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference. Honolulu, HI (May 2016).
Presenter/Performer. “Ea/Breath/Rising: Poetry for Love, Reconnection, and Sovereignty. Critical Ethnic Studies Conference. York University, Toronto, Canada (April 30-May 3, 2015).

 

 

Landgraf, Kapena Max

“Huikau: Navigating Identity through Place-Based Writing.” Narratives of Place in Literature, Film, and Folklore. University of Hawaii at Hilo, Kilauea, HI (March 2016).

 

 

Lesuma, Caryn

Fale Aitu in the Diaspora: Samoan Cultural Satire in a Digital Age.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, Honolulu, HI (May 2016).

“Countering American Pacificism with Mo‘olelo and the Humorous-Heroic Hawaiian Subject,” with Kelsey Amos. Biennial Conference on Literature and Hawaiʻi’s Children, Honolulu, HI (June 2016).

 

 

Mayer, Abbey S.

“Recognition and Citizenship in James Baldwin’s ‘Sonny’s Blues.’” Literary Studies Colloquium, Department of English, UHM, Honolulu, HI (October 2015).

 

Nakahodo, Koreen

“Unsettling the Mapping of Settler Ideologies: How Mo‘olelo Can Disrupt the Settler Effacement of Indigenous Land.” Oceanic Popular Culture Conference. Honolulu, HI (May 2016).

“Two Stories of English Course Syllabus Revision to Enhance the Learning Outcomes for Chuukese Students.” Poster Presentation with Dr. Cheryl Edelson at the 2016 WSCUC Academic Resource Conference. April 7, 2016.

“Transformative Pedagogies: Using the Marianist Charism of Community and Collaboration to Respond to an Education Crisis in Chuuk.” Poster Presentation with Dr. Frank Bailey and Dr. David Coleman at the 2016 Association of Marianist Universities Symposium. June 13, 2016.

 

Pak, Michael

“Racial Identities, Visual Representations, and Performative Capacities: Rhetorical Production(s) of/by Asian/Asian Americans in Hawaiʻi.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Asian/Asian American Scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition: Risks and Rewards Group Panel. Tampa, FL (March 2015).

“Failure and Existential Composition Pedagogy.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference. Special Session: Philosophy, Ethics, and the Human. Pasadena, CA (accepted for November 2016).

 

 

Revilla, Nou

“Ea/Breath/Rising: Poetry for Love, Reconnection, and Sovereignty.” Critical Ethnic Studies Association Conference: Sovereignties & Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession. York University, Toronto, Canada (April 30-May 3, 2015).

 

 

Roy, Anjoli

“What Waits at Beadon Street,” Crossing Genres, Crossing Seas: Writing the South Asian Diaspora (panel), Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Los Angeles (April 2016).

 

 

Rubsamen, Cornelius.

“Teaching for Democracy: Fostering Civic Engagement Through Applications of Technology in the Composition Classroom.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. Santa Fe, NM (October 2015).

 

 

Rubsamen, Novelynn

“Erecting and Dismantling the Female Floodwall: U.S. Military Occupation in Postwar Japan.” Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter, Adelaide, Australia (December 2015).

 

 

Thompson, Norm “T-man”

“Caught in the Rip: Re-Tracing The Currents of Surfing in Hawai‘i.” Challenging Surfer Identities and Spaces: Surfing Social Hui. Sponsored by the University of Waikato. Whaingaroa, Raglan, Aotearoa/New Zealand (February 2016).

 

 

Vo, Quynh

“Establishing Dialogues of Relation in the Face of Historical Memory and Amnesia.” The 8th “Engaging with Vietnam” Interdisciplinary Conference, Honolulu, HI (accepted for October 2016).

 

 

Wiggins, Chase

“Curating Transdisciplinary Research on Place-based Writing: An Interactive Introduction to 680 Open Access Video Clips of Teachers and Students.” Colloquium, Department of English, UHM. Honolulu, HI (March 2016).

“The Potential of Creative Commons: Sharing Transdisciplinary Writing Research for Cross-Institutional Engagement Using a Digital Repository.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX (April 2016).

 

 

Yamashiro, Aiko

“Farm to Table to Poem: A Food Justice Poetry Workshop.” Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2016, Washington D.C. (April 14-17, 2016).

Invited Presentation: “Creating Futures Rooted in Wonder: Storytelling and Community Organizing,” Sapienza University of Rome, Italy (March 23, 2016).

 

 

Yoshinaga, Ida

“What I’m Not Supposed to Say/In This Profoundly Hopeful Place: The 10 Battles for Industrial Innovation,” Creating Futures Rooted in Wonder: Indigenous, Science Fiction, and Fairy Tale Studies Symposium, Honolulu, HI (September 2015).

“Monetizing Transmedial Wonder: Participatory Storyworlds as a Subject/Object of Artistic Labor within the Corporate Calculation of Profit-to-Creativity Ratios at Disney v. Universal Parks,” International Conference of the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA) Orlando, FL (March 2016).

 

 


2015-16 READINGS AND EVENTS

 

Colleps, Donovan Kūhiō

Performer/Author: AWP Poetry Reading. Poetic Research Bureau, Los Angeles. March 15, 2016.

 

Han, Joseph

Organizer: Mixing Innovative Arts. The Manifest. Honolulu, HI. August 2015-June, 2016.

Performer/Author: Wine & Words Fundraiser (Bamboo Ridge Issue #106), Sept. 22, 2015.

Performer/Author: UH Mānoa English Department Colloquium, December 10, 2015.

Performer (translations): “Korean Poetry Today” featuring Lee Si-Young, Kim Sueng-Hee, Kim Soo-Bok, Brother Anthony, Feb. 18, 2016.

Performer/Author: 2016 Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival, Tinfish Press panel, May 1, 2016.

Performer/Author: “The Blue House.” Book Launch at UH Mānoa English Department Colloquium, May 28, 2016.

 

Ikehara, Samantha

Performer/Author: “Star Gazing.” Mixing Innovative Arts. The Manifest, Honolulu, HI. 20 May 2016.

Performer/Author: “Weaving.” The 2016 Ian McMillan Writing Awards. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI. 29 April 2016.

 

Jones, Brooke

Community Theater

Performer. Twelfth Night. By William Shakespeare.  Dir. Jason Kanda.  The Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, Honolulu, July 8-10 and 13-17, 2016.

 

Kuwada, Bryan Kamaoli

Performer/Poet: Wansolwara: Voices for West Papua. Kamakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, UH-Mānoa. April 21, 2015.

Performer/Poet: Nā Hua Ea: Rising for Our Mauna & Our Sovereignty. Papahana Kuaola, Oʻahu. July 16, 2016.

Performer/Poet: Nā Hua Ea. Paʻauilo, Hawaiʻi. November 7, 2015.

Performer/Poet: Nā Hua Ea: Molokaʻi. Keawanui Fishpond, Molokaʻi. February 13, 2016.

 

Landgraf, Kapena Max

Performer/Author: “Ai Pōhaku.” UH-Mānoa Ph.D. Students Feature. M.I.A. Art and Literary Series. The Manifest, Honolulu, HI, September 17, 2015.

Presenter/Author: “Hoe Uli.” Bamboo Ridge #108 Editor’s Choice Award. Hawaii Book & Music Festival, Honolulu, HI. April 30, 2016.

 

Mayer, Abbey S.

Organizer/Performer: “Hawai‘i Review 83—Literature of Crime.” Mixing Innovative Arts Literary Series. The Manifest, Honolulu, HI, Feb. 19, 2015.

 

Nakahodo, Koreen

Organizer/Presenter: Course Redesign for Writing. Workshop for select faculty at Chaminade University. July 5-8, 2016.

 

Osorio, Jamaica K

Organizer:

“Defending Life With The Spear of Memory: A night to Honor Haunani-Kay Trask.” Hawai‘i Hall Front Lawn, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Honolulu, Hawai‘i. July 27, 2016.

 

Performer/Poet:

Poetry and Music for the Lāhui. Lā Hoʻi Hoʻi Ea. Thomas Square Park, Honolulu, HI, July 31, 2015.

Rising Voices Poetry Slam Feature Poet. Rising Voices Grand Slam Finals. Manukai Institute of Technology, Auckland, NZ. September 26, 2015.

Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī (poem). Nā Hua Ea. Paʻauilo Hongwanji, Paʻauilo, HI, November 8, 2015.

Poetry Collection. Nā Hua Ea. Keawanui Fishpond, Keawanui, HI, February 13, 2016.

ʻAi Pohaku Poetry. Aha Aloha ʻŌlelo. Kailua-Kona Big Island Parking Lot, Kailua Kona, HI. February 27, 2016.

Poetry and Music for the Lahui. Lā Hoʻi Hoʻi Ea. Paʻauilo Elementry School, Paʻauilo, HI, July 31, 2016.


Revilla, No‘u

Performer/Poet (selected):

“Give a Damn Girls.” Intergenerational Coming Out Stories, Arts at Marks Garage, Honolulu, HI, 10 Oct. 2015.

“moon bottom and other poems.” University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa, Honolulu, HI, 10 Nov. 2015.

“Ceremony.” Nā Hua Ea: Molokaʻi, Keawanui Fishpond, Molokaʻi, HI, 13 Feb. 2016.

“No Woman No Cry.” Defending Life with the Spear of Memory: A Night of Music, Poetry, and Personal Reflection Honoring Haunani-Kay Trask, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa, Honolulu, HI. July 27, 2016.

 

Organizer (selected):

Aloha ʻĀina Zine Workshop, Kailua, Oʻahu, HI, 2015.

Poetry workshop. Nā Hua Ea: Honolulu, Pālolo, Oʻahu, HI, 2016.

Poetry workshop. Nā Hua Ea: Molokaʻi, Keawanui Fishpond, Molokaʻi, HI, 2016.

Zine workshop. Black Lives Matter in the Hawaiian Kingdom Zine Workshop, Native Hawaiian Student Services, Honolulu, HI, 2016.

Poetry workshop. Children’s Alliance of Hawai‘i, Honolulu, Oʻahu, HI, 2016.

 

Roy, Anjoli

“Love Letter to Kurseong.” The 2016 Ian MacMillan Writing Awards. Honolulu, May 2016.

 

Soto, Lyz

Organizer/Facilitator: Pacific Tongues Interscholastic Poetry Festival. Honolulu, HI. November 21-22, 2015.

Facilitator: Pacific Tongues Poetry Workshops with Jo-Jikum, Majuro. Marshall Islands. July 2016.

 

Togafau, Tina

Performer/Author: Mixing Innovative Arts. The Manifest. Honolulu, HI. August 2016.

 

Vo, Quynh

Co-organizer: International Conference Organizing Committee Member.  The 8th “Engaging with Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue”: Engaging with Vietnam through Scholarship and the Arts. Honolulu, HI. October 2016.

 

Wright, Rain

Performer/Author. “Shrines.” Hawai‘i Review. UH West O‘ahu, Honolulu, HI, March 19, 2015.

Performer/Author. “Shrines.” Hawai‘i Review: The Ian MacMillan Writing Awards UHM, Honolulu, HI, May 6, 2015.

Performer/Author. “A Way With Water.” KTUH Radio, UHM, Honolulu, HI, May 20, 2015.

Performer/Author. “The Grey House Didn’t Speak.” Mixed Plate: Poetry, Memoir, and Two Scoops Fiction. UHM, Honolulu, HI, September 4, 2015.

Organizer/Nonfiction Editor/Presenter. Hawai‘i Review: Literature of Crime, MIA, Manifest, Honolulu, HI, February 19, 2016.

Organizer/Nonfiction Editor. Hawai‘i Review: The Ian MacMillan Writing Awards Issue 84, UHM, Honolulu, HI, April 29, 2016.

 

Yamashiro, Aiko

Event Co-organizer. “Nā Hua Ea Hāmākua.” Paʻauilo Hongwanji, Hāmākua, Hawaiʻi Island, Nov. 8th, 2015.

Symposium Co-organizer. “Creating Futures Rooted in Wonder: Bridges between Indigenous, Science Fiction, and Fairy Tale Studies.” University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa, Sept 16–19, 2015.

Event Co-organizer. “Nā Hua Ea Molokaʻi.” Keawanui Fishpond, Molokaʻi, Feb 13, 2016.

Event Co-organizer. “Nā Hua Ea: Sovereign Words.” Papahana Kuaola, Heʻeia, Oʻahu, July 16, 2016.