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ALCM Asia Colloquium Series

For more information about the Asia Colloquia, please contact the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at all@umn.edu

The Asia Colloquium Series presents an opportunity to discuss the most recent research of scholars working on some aspect of Asian Studies. At colloquia, invited scholars share their work and discuss theoretical and methodological issues that have relevance across national, regional, and disciplinary boundaries. The Asia Colloquium Series invites a range of scholars from other institutions, and from departments and graduate programs at the University of Minnesota.

Many thanks to Pat Hui and the Pat Hui Fund for support for the Asia Colloquium.

For a schedule of upcoming colloquia, please see the list below, or visit our News & Events page. 

2018–19 Colloquium Series

Title Presenter
October 5, 1:30pm, 116 Folwell Hall: “Translational Infidelities: Authorship, Sexuality, and Power in the Composition of Mohamed Choukri's 'For Bread Alone'”. Kamran Rastegar, Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature, Tufts University

2017–18 Colloquium Series

Title Presenter
April 27, 1:30pm, 112 Folwell Hall: “Vulnerability and Justice beyond the Human: An Interdisciplinary Approach from South Asia”. Download an abstract of this presentation here. Sayan Buattacharya (GWSS), Sreyashi Ray (ALL), and Elja Roy (Comm TC), University of Minnesota
April 20, 10:30am, 113 Folwell Hall: "Animating the Posthuman Body: Biopolitics, Futurity, and the Zombie in Project Itoh". Download an abstract of this presentation here. Baryon Posadas, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Minnesota
April 13, 1:30pm, 112 Folwell Hall: "Gone with Rosho: What Female Gidayu Musicians in Modern Japan Could Have Brought to 'Literature'". Download an abstract of this presentation here. Maki Isaka, Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Minnesota
March 23, 1:30pm, 112 Folwell Hall: "Beyond the Land of Palestine: Deserts, Shores, Seas". Download an abstract of this presentation here. Joseph Farag, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Minnesota
February 14, 4:00pm, 435 Blegen Hall: Film Screening - "Demons in Paradise (2017)" Filmmaker Jud Ratnam and V.V. Ganeshananthan, Professor, Department of English, University of Minnesota
January 31, 4:00pm, 710 Social Sciences: "Unsettling the Revolutionary Subject: the Feminist Implications of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011". Download an abstract of this presentation here. Nadine Suleiman Naber, Associate Professor, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
December 8, 1:30pm, 112 Folwell Hall: "Snail Watchers’: Corpses, Creatures and Vulnerability in Xoru Dhemali, Bor Dhemali". Download an abstract of this presentation here. Amit R. Baishya, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Oklahoma
December 1, 1:30pm, 112 Folwell Hall: "Feminist Montage: The South Korean Feminist Online Community Megalian and its Fractured Mirroring of the New Woman Phenomenon". Download an abstract of this presentation here. Soyi Kim, 2017 Rose Travel Fellowship Recipiant and PhD Student, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota
November 21, 1:00pm, 108 Folwell Hall: "De-Naturalizing the Anthropocene: Landscape, Animals, and Place in Post-3/11 Nuclear Disaster Documentaries". Download an abstract of this presentation here. Hideaki Fujiki, Professor of Cinema Studies and Director of Japan-in-Asia Cultural Research Center, Nagoya University
November 17, 1:30pm, 135 Nicholson: "Hollywood Made in China". Download an abstract of this presentation here. Aynne Kokas, fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and Assistant Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia
November 3, 1:30pm, 112 Folwell Hall: "Simplicities: A Colonial Archive (Al-Farabi, Aristotle, Benjamin, Paul)'. Download an abstract of this presentation here. Jeffrey Sacks, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Comparative Literature and Languages, University of California, Riverside
October 6, 3:30pm, 112 Folwell Hall: "Fear and Fiction: A Bilingual Reading with Fujino Kaori". Fujino Kaori, Fiction Author (w/ Prof. Kendra Strand and Prof. Kendall Heitzman, University of Iowa)
October 6, 1:30pm, 112 Folwell Hall: "Translating Contemporary Chinese Poetry: Readings and a Conversation with Christopher Lupke and Jennifer Feeley". Download an abstract of this presentation here. Christpoher Lupke, Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Alberta and Jennifer Feeley, Freelance Translator
September 22, 1:30pm, 113 Folwell Hall: "Allegiance Performed: Waṭanīya Poetry on the Stage of the Shāʻir al-Milyūn Competition". Download an abstract of this presentation here. Dr. Katrien Vanpee, Director of Arabic Language Instruction, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Minnesota

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