CFP: Michelle Yeoh: Everything and Everywhere on Global Screens

Edited by: Lisa Funnell, Wayne King Tung Wong, and Dorothy Wai Sim Lau

Michelle Yeoh is a global popular culture icon whose career spans eras, genres, mediums, and entertainment/media systems. From her rise to transnational stardom performing her own stunts the golden era of Hong Kong action cinema to her crossover projects in well-known Hollywood/American blockbusters, Michelle Yeoh’s career has been defined by passion, hard work, and resilience as she has navigated the many barriers – social, political, cultural, financial – that have historically delimited Asian women on international screens. Her perseverance, craft, and expanding star power led to her casting in Everything, Everywhere, All at Once (2022) and she made history as the first Asian woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in the film. As she enters into her early 60s, she is seeing no shortage of roles and opportunities, and she continues to headline these projects while opening doors for other Asian women to follow in her footsteps.

In light of her extensive and expansive career that spans over 60 films and television shows, this anthology offers the first comprehensive and critical consideration of her entire body of work – exploring both popular and lesser known performances. We are looking for papers on a range of topics including but not limited to:

  • Hong Kong eras – girls with guns, action films, comedies, dramas
  • Transnational Co-productions
  • Crossover films – Bond films, Hollywood/British blockbusters
  • Mythical Films production company
  • Asian American film and performance
  • Marvel
  • US television – Star Trek Discovery, The Brothers Sun
  • animation and video game performances
  • identity and performance
  • transnational stardom and reception
  • barriers – race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, etc.

Please submit a 250 word abstract along with a CV to by March 15, 2024. Please direct any questions or inquiries to this email as well.


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