CFP Interpreting Sex and Violence in E. Asian Lit./Cinema

Jonathan M. Hall jmhall
Fri Feb 2 21:47:05 EST 2007

CFP Interpreting Sex and Violence in East Asian Literature and  
Cinema, Calgary, Oct 4-6
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Interpreting Sex and Violence in East Asian Literature and Cinema

Location: Alberta, Canada
Call for Papers Deadline: 2007-03-01 (in 29 days)
Date Submitted: 2007-01-29
Announcement ID: 155217

CFP: Interpreting Sex and Violence in East Asian Literature and Cinema
Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association Annual Meeting

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
October 4-6, 2007

Many have observed that modern and contemporary works of East Asian
literature and film incorporate graphic or symbolic images of
extreme sex and/or brutality. Fewer have articulated the multifaceted
significance of this phenomena. We seek papers that draw upon
psychoanalytic, feminist, multicultural, queer, Marxist, postcolonial,
social, political and cultural theory to interpret the meaning(s) and
intersections of sexual relations and physical and psychological  
abuse and
violence in aesthetic representation. What can such depictions tell us
about relationships between rich and poor, young and old, various gender
and sexual configurations, races and ethnicities, individuals, groups  
nations? With regards to the broader socio-historical context of
production, what can these texts teach us about the nature of
interpersonal, intergroup and transnational relationships, the  
origins of
conflict, the psychodynamics of aggression, trauma and survival, the
legacies of belligerent individual and collective pasts?

Preference is for unpublished papers and papers not currently under
consideration for publication. Please send 250-word abstract and  
title to:
dstahl at by March 1, 2007.

David C. Stahl
German, Russian and East Asian Languages
Binghamton University (SUNY)
PO BOX 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
(607) 777-3876
Email: dstahl at

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