Worldwide Reading on May 12, 2016 from 12-1:30pm GSU Art Gallery In February...
TITLE: Cinema and Mobility: A new look at Korea’s modernity in the 20th century
TIME: Tuesday, October 20, 5-6:30pm.
LOCATION: STH Room 625, 745 Commonwealth Ave.
SPEAKER: Han Sang KIM, PhD in Historical Sociology
Visiting Researcher, Boston University Center for the Study of Asia
This talk is intended to provide a visual sociological framework for investigating the inseparable relationship between cinema and modern transportation mobility in mobilizing the public through the case of 20th century Korea. Through a comparison of films made in Korea during Japanese imperial rule with those made under U.S. hegemony during the Cold War, this talk will provide evidence of a profound shift in regimes of visual mobility from rail- to automobile-based. While the former connected to an ideology of collective forward movements associated with the development of regularized systems, the latter led to intensely flexible systems of mobility.
SPONSPOR: Boston University Center for the Study of Asia; the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature
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MLCL is proud to present the first batch of Korean minors. Andy Eui-Hyung Lee (CAS), Deepa Patel (SAR), Kristina Woolf (CAS), and Yichen Liu (COM), Congratulations!
Photo: (Left to right) Jungsoo Kim (Korean lecturer), Deepa Patel, Kristina Woolf, and Yoon Sun Yang (Assistant Professor of Korean and Comparative Literature).
Please join us for a screening of the Academy-Award Nominated Russian film, Leviathan followed by a discussion with BU Russian Faculty, from 6-9pm in Sargent 102.
Associate Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature, Margaret Litvin, has just won one of the most competitive annual fellowships, the Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars, from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). She will be spending the 2015-16 academic year at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study researching the history of Arab-Russian and Arab-Soviet cultural and literary ties during the long twentieth century. Her working title for the book project is Another East: Arab Writers, Moscow Dreams.
Harvard East Asian Monographs 380
The Chinese Political Novel
Migration of a World Genre
$59.95 • £44.95 • €54.00
Publication: April 2015
The political novel, which enjoyed a steep yet short rise to international renown between the 1830s and the 1910s, is primarily concerned with the nation’s political future. It offers a characterization of the present, a blueprint of the future, and the image of the heroes needed to get there. With the standing it gained during its meteoric rise, the political novel helped elevate the novel altogether to become the leading literary genre of the twentieth century worldwide.
Focusing on its adaptation in the Chinese context, Catherine Vance Yeh traces the genre from Disraeli’s England through Europe and the United States to East Asia. Her study goes beyond comparative approaches and nation-state- and language-centered histories of literature to examine the intrinsic connections among literary works. Through detailed studies, especially of the Chinese exemplars, Yeh explores the tensions characteristic of transcultural processes: the dynamics through which a particular, and seemingly local, literary genre goes global; the ways in which such a globalized literary genre maintains its core features while assuming local identity and interacting with local audiences and political authorities; and the relationship between the politics of form and the role of politics in literary innovation.
‘Moral Injury & Muhammed’s Cartoons’ Thinking Reparatively with Eve Sedgewick on March 5 Venue Change
Please note that there has been a change of venue for the Fifth Annual Sedgwick Lecture with Saba Mahmood next Thursday, March 5.
The lecture will now be held in the Photonics Building (8 St. Mary’s Street) in room 206.
It will begin 30 minutes later than previously announced, at 5:30.
Please help us to spread the word about this change of venue and time.
We hope to see many of you there!
Fifth Annual Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Memorial Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies with Saba Mahmood University of California, Berkeley March 5, 2015, 5:30 PM Reception to Follow in The Photonics Building, 8 St. Mary’s Street Room 206.
Taking its cue from Eve Sedgwick, this talk offers a “reparative reading” of the ongoing struggle over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed in Europe. Rather than read these debates as a standoff between religious taboos and secular freedoms, Mahmood unpacks the distinct epistemological and interpretive stakes at the heart of such conflicts. Professor Mahmood’s work focuses on the interchange between religious and secular politics in postcolonial societies with special attention to issues of embodiment, cultural hermeneutics, law, and gender/sexuality. Her work is best known for its interrogation of liberal assumptions about the proper boundary between ethics and politics, freedom and unfreedom, the religious and the secular, and agency and submission. She is the author of The Politics of Piety (2nd edition, 2011) and, with Talal Assad, Wendy Brown, and Judith Butler, Is Critique Secular? Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech (2009)
Sponsored by: The Boston University Center for the Humanities, The Department of English, The School of Theology, The Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Department of Religion, The Department of Romance Studies, The Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, and The Department of Sociology, The Program in Middle Eastern and North Africa Studies