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AMES Colloquium Series

For more information about the AMES Colloquia, please contact the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at ames@umn.edu

The AMES Colloquium Series presents an opportunity to discuss the most recent research of scholars working on some aspect of Asian and/or Middle Eastern Studies. At colloquia, invited scholars share their work and discuss theoretical and methodological issues that have relevance across national, regional, and disciplinary boundaries. The AMES 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 AMES Colloquium.

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

2019–20 Colloquium Series 

Title Presenter
November 8, 1:30pm, 113 Folwell Hall: "Undesirable Chindren in Korea: Institutions, Discourse, and the State". Download an abstract of this presentation here Young Sun Park, Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
October 3, 4:00pm, 28 Folwell Hall: "Sinless Fathers: Palestinian Masculinity and its Metropolitan Reception in Three Anglophone Novels". Joseph Farag, Assistant Professor, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota
September 6, 1:30pm, 28 Folwell Hall: "Early Spring in February: Reframing the Problems of Utopia in Chinese Cinema in the 1960s". Mia Yinxing Liu, California College of Arts

2018–19 Colloquium Series

Title Presenter
April 26, 1:30pm, 112 Folwell Hall: "Translation as Fiction and Theory in the Literature of Tawada Yōko". Download an abstract of this presentation here. Brett de Bary, Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Cornell University
April 12, 1:30pm, 112 Folwell Hall: "Anicka Yi's Ironic Scheme of Art". 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
March 15, 1:30pm, 113 Folwell Hall: "Imagining the Circum-Pacific: Refugees and Migration in South Korean Art as a Transnational Art History". Download an abstract of this presentation here. Hyeongjin Oh, 2018 Rose Travel Fellowship Recipiant and PhD Student, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota
January 25, 1:30pm, 155 Nicholson Hall: "Old Novels, New Media: The Three Kingdoms as Medieval History, Ming-Dynasty Novel, and Contemporary Video Game". Download an abstract of this presentation here. Paize Keulemans, Associate Professor, East Asian Studies, Princeton University
December 7, 1:30pm, 113 Folwell Hall: "Black Comedy Films in Postsocialist China: Society, Culture, and the Cinematic Absurd". Download an abstract of this presentation here. Hui Liu, PhD Candidate, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Minnesota
November 16, 2:00pm, 113 Folwell Hall: "'In Love, You Can’t Bring on a Substitute': Locating Reality and Shadows in Palimpsestic Asia". Download an abstract of this presentation here. Elizabeth Wijaya, UM President's Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Minnesota
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

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