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Global Georgia Initiative:  Qiu Xiaolong - Reading and Conversation:  "A Chinese Cop in the Global Age" - Betty Jean Craige Lecutre in Comparative Literature

Date:  February 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Place:  Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Auditorium, UGA

Contact:  Peter O'Neill at pon@uga.edu

 

Qiu Xiaolong was born in Shanghai, China. He published prize-winning poetry, translation and criticism in Chinese in the eighties, and became a member of the Chinese Writers’ Association. In 1988, he came to the United States as a Ford Foundation Fellow, started writing in English, and obtained a Ph.D. in comparative literature at Washington University.

He is the author of Death of a Red Heroine (2000), A Loyal Character Dancer (2002), When Red Is Black (2004), A Case of Two Cities (2006), Red Mandarin Dress (2007), The Mao Case (2009), Don’t Cry, Tai Lake (2012), Enigma of China (2013), Shanghai Redemption (2015), and Becoming Inspector Chen (in French and Italian, 2016 and 2017) in the critically acclaimed, award-winning Inspector Chen series; a collection of linked stories Years of Red Dust (first serialized in Le Monde, 2010); three poetry translations, Treasury of Chinese Love Poems (2003), Evoking T’ang (2007) and 100 Classic Chinese Poems (2010); and his own poetry collections, Lines Around China (2003) and Poems of Inspector Chen (2016).

Qiu’s books have sold over two million copies worldwide and have been published in 20 languages. He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife and daughter.

The event will include readings by Qiu and a conversation with Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English and director of the Willson Center. It is presented as the Department of Comparative Literature’s annual Betty Jean Craige Lecture. Betty Jean Craige is University Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and a former director of the Willson Center.

The Global Georgia Initiative presents global problems in local context with a focus on how the arts and humanities can intervene. The series is made possible by the support of private individuals and the Willson Center Board of Friends.

 "Comparison as Relation:  From World History to World Literature" 

Dr. Shu-mei Shih

Date:  Thursday, February 1, 2018

Time:  4:00 pm

Place: Room 213 MLC

Contact: Yuanfei Wang at yuanfeiw@uga.edu

 

Shu-mei Shih is a professor of comparative literature, Asian languages and cultures, and Asian American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among other works, her book, Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations Across the Pacific (2007), has been attributed as having inaugurated a new field of study called Sinophone Studies. Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader (2013) is a textbook that she co-edited for the field.

Besides Sinophone studies, her areas of research include comparative modernism, as in the book The Lure of the Modern: Writing Modernism in Semicolonial China, 1917-1937 (2001); theories of transnationalism, as in her co-edited Minor Transnationalism (2005); critical race studies, as in her guest-edited special issue of PMLA entitled “Comparative Racialization” (2008); critical theory, as in her co-edited Creolization of Theory (2011); Taiwan studies, as in her guest-edited special issue of Postcolonial Studies entitled “Globalization and Taiwan’s (In)significance” and the co-edited volume Comparatizing Taiwan (2015) and Knowledge Taiwan (2016).

She is currently working on two monographs entitled Empires of the Sinophone and Comparison as Relation, and two co-edited volumes: Keywords of Taiwan Theory and World Studies: Theories and Debates.

The Comparative Literature Department is grateful for the support provided by the Willson Center Distinguished Artist/Lecturer Program for making this lecture possible.

Are you interested in Japanese culture, anime, manga? You are in luck - the Comparative Literatue Department JUST added Japanese 1001 CRN 47011 with Instructor Rebecca Sexton for Spring 2018. It will be offered Mondays and Fridays at 9:05 am and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am. 

CMLT graduate students presented at SAMLA 89:  HIgh Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture November 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Victor Pisano visited classes and met with CMLT students at the end of October for several days. Mr. Pisano met indivdually with students who were interested in exploring a career in screenplay writing and the motion picture industry in general.

For more information about Victor Pisano, please click on the following link: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0685415/

 

To apply or to get more information on the program, which is open to students, professors, and K-12 teachers across the state, click here to visit the Tanzania Study Abroad page or contact Dr. Maganda at magandad@uga.edu.

On March 23, Vanderbilt Professor of Spanish, Portuguese, and Comparative Literature Earl Fitz spoke as part of the Willson Research Seminar "Identity in the Americas." Dr. Fitz is a pioneer both of and in the field of Inter-American Studies. He was hosted by Dr. Frans Weiser from Comparative Literature, and the talk was made possible by support from Comparative Literature and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute.

 
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