Orna Shaughnessy started the topic Social Hour for East Asianists Thurs night 1/3/19 – *free drinks* free books* in the discussion East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900 on MLA Commons 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Hope to see everyone there! Please share this with all your colleagues!
*First 60 people get a free drink ticket, and everyone has a chance at the door-prize raffle for new books.*
Brian Bernards started the topic Job Announcement: Asst Prof. in Transpacific Asian American Studies, USC in the discussion East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900 on MLA Commons 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Dept. of American Studies & Ethnicity
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California, is seeking one tenure-track assistant professor in the field of…[Read more]
Melek Ortabasi started the topic ADCPL CFP MLA 2019: “Transacting Comparative Studies” in the discussion East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900 on MLA Commons 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi all, I’m on the board of the Association of Departments and Programs of Comparative Literature and I’m posting on behalf of the chair, Thomas Beebee, to publicize our CFP for MLA 2019. Here it is, inspired by the Presidential Theme of “Textual Transactions”:
Transacting Comparative Studies with other Disciplines and Units
Allied Organization:…[Read more]
CFP for MLA 2019 Special Session sponsored by the CLCS Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic Forum (please excuse the cross-forum advertising):
Southeast Asian Textual Translations and Transactions
Each year, the Southeast Asian Writers Award (S.E.A. Write) is awarded to an author from each of the member states of ASEAN. The awardees are…[Read more]
Social Media, Literary Transaction, and Nationalism in East Asian Literature
An LLC EAST ASIAN Forum Session at the next MLA convention in Chicago, January 3-6, 2019
How have Asian digital networks (e.g. Line, Weibo, and KakaoTalk) impacted the circulation of poetry and prose? And do these new literary transactions correlate with…[Read more]
Lisa Zunshine deposited “’Think What You’re Doing, Or You’ll Only Make an Ugly Reputation for Yourself’: Chin P’ing Mei (金瓶梅), Lying, and Literary History” in the group East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900 on MLA Commons 1 year ago
How does our daily mindreading—that is, our attribution and misattribution of mental states (such as thoughts, feelings, and intentions) to ourselves and others—differ from the mindreading we engage in when we read fiction? I have argued elsewhere (e.g., “Secret Life of Fiction,” PMLA, 2015) that drama, novels, and narrative poetry play and exp…[Read more]
Lisa Zunshine deposited “From the “From the Social to the Literary: Approaching Cao Xueqin’s The Story of the Stone (Honglou meng 紅樓夢) from a Cognitive Perspective” in the group East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900 on MLA Commons 1 year ago
This essay draws on cognitive literary theory to offer new ways of reading Cao Xueqin’s classic novel Dream of the Red Chamber (紅樓夢) aka The Story of the Stone.
Alexa Alice Joubin deposited “Romeo and Juliet, Allegory, and the Ethnic Vocabularies of History.” Shakespeare Studies 46 (2008): 6-19 in the group East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900 on MLA Commons 1 year, 3 months ago
Readings of literary texts are always shaped by a reader’s particular location and knowledge, but those locations are themselves defined by their histories. Romeo and Juliet has inspired new sets of allegorical vocabularies of history in locations without confrontations with the English heritage in colonial contexts. Why is the reading of a c…[Read more]
Alexa Alice Joubin deposited “Shakespeare on Film in Asia.” Chapter 12 of The Shakespearean World, ed. Jill L. Levenson and Robert Ormsby (London: Routledge, 2017), pp. 225-240 in the group East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900 on MLA Commons 1 year, 9 months ago
Shakespearean tragedies and comedies have been adapted to the silver screen in India, Malaysia, Tibet, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and Japan. How do Shakespeare and modern directors talk to each other across cultural and historical divides? Why are particular strategies used or themes emphasized? How are pre-linguistic structures of spectacle and…[Read more]
There are three main East Asian approaches to interpreting Ophelia. The first is informed by the fascination with and reaction against the Victorian pictorialization of Ophelia, especially John Everett Millais’s famous Ophelia (1851), that emphasized, as Kimberly Rhodes describes, her “pathos, innocence, and beauty rather than the unseemly det…[Read more]
Joanne Bernardi started the topic CFP Digital Humanities Approaches to Japanese Media 2018 in the discussion East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900 on MLA Commons 1 year, 11 months ago
Announcing CFP “East Asian Languages and Literature after 1900”
LLC Japanese since 1900 session CFP, MLA NY 2018 just posted:
Digital Humanities Approaches to Japanese Media
Papers on the application of DH techniques to nontextual materials from or concerning Japan, including film, art, sound. 250 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2017
Thank you to De Gruyter Mouton for supporting Asian Studies at the MLA through a generous donation to the East Asia Reception!
Asian-themed panels were well-attended, and the Saturday night reception was a hit! Thank you all for supporting each other. Let’s build on this momentum for MLA 2018.
We have a lot of ideas that will be shared soon, but in the meantime, if there is someone who’d like to take over organizing another reception for next year, contact…[Read more]
Nathan Faries started the topic Ming/Qing China Forum Meeting Tonight: ALL WELCOME! in the discussion East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900 on MLA Commons 2 years ago
The Ming/Qing China Forum is meeting tonight, Friday, 7:30 p.m. in Marriott 303.
ALL ARE WELCOME, whether you are officially in the Forum or not!
If you are interested in seeing more China sessions at the MLA please come contribute to the conversation. Thanks!
Here are some topics we’ll discuss:
What is the ideal schedule for…[Read more]
Michael Emmerich started the topic Grad and Junior Faculty Subsidies for "Empire of Others" @ UCLA in the discussion East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900 on MLA Commons 2 years ago
Dear Forum Members,
UCLA and Waseda University are pleased to announce a limited number of SUBSIDIES to cover most or all of the cost of attending a major international symposium titled “EMPIRE OF OTHERS” to be held at UCLA on March 20–22, 2017. The second in a series of annual symposia sponsored by the Tadashi Yanai Initiative for Globa…[Read more]
Charlotte Eubanks started the topic MLA 2017/ Free food and drink to celebrate East Asia at the MLA! in the discussion East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900 on MLA Commons 2 years ago
You are invited!
Social Gathering and Networking Event Arranged by the Forums LLC Asian American, LLC East Asian, LLC Korean, LLC Ming and Qing Chinese, LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese, and LLC Japanese to 1900
Saturday, 7 January, 8:45–10:00 p.m., 411-412, Philadelphia Marriott
The Sonic Imagination of Modern Korean Literature
Viewing implied reader as situated listener, the panel examines the significance of voice, rhythm, and music in the literary production of modern Korea. 250-word abstract and 1-p CV by March 15, 2016; Jina Kim (<u>firstname.lastname@example.org</u>).
Literary modernization in Korea is seldom discussed…[Read more]
Jina Kim started the topic CFP: Translation and in-between Spaces in Korea and East Asia (MLA 2017) in the discussion East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900 on MLA Commons 2 years, 11 months ago
Translation and in-between Spaces in Korea and East Asia
Papers engaging postcolonial approaches to translation in Korea and East Asia. 250-word abstract and 1-p CV by March 15, 2016; Heekyoung Cho (email@example.com).
This panel seeks papers that consider in-between spaces where translation and cultural transference take place in Korea and…[Read more]
Jina Kim started the topic CFP: Foreign Bodies in Korean Literature (MLA 2017) in the discussion East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900 on MLA Commons 2 years, 11 months ago
Foreign Bodies in Korean Literature
The panel addresses representation of bodies that do not respect borders, including those of foreign, non-human, migrant, spectral, infected, illegal or criminal nature. 250-word abstract and 1-p CV by March 15, 2016; Kelly Jeong (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This panel seeks papers that address the representation…[Read more]
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