Fwd: [Jlit-l] Posting a "call for papers"

Melek Ortabasi mso1 at sfu.ca
Mon Mar 1 18:22:11 EST 2010

Hi all,

Want to present at the Modern Languages Association next year in L.A.? Two of the panels below would be of interest to KineJapan members, I think.

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From: "Ming-Bao Yue" <mingbao at hawaii.edu>
To: jlit-l at lists.purdue.edu
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 3:32:27 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: [Jlit-l] Posting a "call for papers"

To Whom It May Concern: 

As the Chair of the Executive Committee for the MLA Division on East Asian Literatures after 1900, I would like to ask you to help advertise three panels our division has put together for next year's MLA Convention in Los Angeles, January 6-9, 2011. Below are the "call for papers" and I hope you will post it on your list. 


Ming-Bao Yue, Ph.D. 
Associate Chair/Professor 
East Asian Languages & Literatures 
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa 
1890 East West Road, Moore Hall 110 
Ph: (808) 956-7047 
Fax: (808) 956-9515 
mingbao at hawaii.edu 

MLA Division on East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900 
Call for Papers [for MLA Convention, Los Angeles, January 6-9, 2011] 

Narrating Tortured Lives in East Asia. 

In recent centuries, narrating lives in East Asian contexts have often been 
manifested, on the one hand, as 'private' forms of literature such as 
essays, diaries and letters, and, on the other, as biographies of 
exceptional individuals whose tumultous life stories lead us to question, 
problematize and complicate East Asian cultures' agenda for progress and 
enlightenment. And as such, these texts are motivated by and connected to 
issues of power and possible changes in the existing status quo, whether 
social, cultural, sexual or political. This panel hopes to shed a new light 
on these issues by exploring the theme of "torture," widely defined, and 
challenges to oppression through historical changes found in the narration 
of extraordinary lives in East Asian literature. Comparative East Asian 
perspectives are welcomed. Email 250-word abstracts by 4 March 2010; Kelly 
Jeong ( kelly.jeong at ucr.edu ). 

Constituting War Trauma in East Asian Literature and Film 

How has war trauma been represented in East Asian literary and cinematic 
works? How does the identity (survivor-narrator, contemporary 'outside' 
observer, combatant, civilian, male, female, second generation artist etc.) 
of the author/director affect the imaginative representation, constitution 
and cognition of extreme war-related events? Comparative perspectives 
welcome. Email 250-word abstract to David C. Stahl 
( dstahl at binghamton.edu ) by March 1, 2010. 

Cultural Flows through Popular Media. 

This panel will explore the rich interactions across regions in East Asia in 
the twentieth century. This panel is particularly interested in the way 
theses movements and flows have been represented artistically. Papers will 
explore the interactions of artists and ideas, focus on the place where 
languages meet, examine how texts overlap, analyze how and where images 
cross. We invite papers that track the movement of people, images, and 
language. 250-word abstracts by 4 March 2010; Douglas N. Slaymaker 
( dslaym.mla at spamex.com ). 

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Melek Ortabasi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
World Literature Program
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Unit 250-13450
102 Ave., Surrey, BC
Phone: 778-782-8660

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