Alexa Alice Joubin deposited Epilogue, Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange (Columbia University Press, 2009, 2011, 2015). Modern Language Association Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies in the group LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese on MLA Commons 2 weeks ago
The epilogue tackles the ramifications of these new modes of inscribing temporally and visually ambiguous articulations of Shakespeare and China into a global vernacular in theater (Lin Zhaohua’s Richard III) and cinema (Feng Xiaogang’s The Banquet). A paradox of infatuation with Asian visuality and rejection of ethnic authenticity emerged in the…[Read more]
Alexa Alice Joubin deposited Chapter 1, Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange (Columbia University Press, 2009, 2011, 2015). Modern Language Association Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies in the group LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese on MLA Commons 2 weeks ago
This chapter, “Owning Chinese Shakespeares,” pursues the critical concept of localization and critiques the fidelity-derived discourse about cultural ownership. How were Chinese Shakespeares used as a kind of staged utopia of modernity?
Underlying this study are three related lines of inquiry united by what might be called locality criticism, t…[Read more]
Alexa Alice Joubin deposited Prologue, Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange (Columbia University Press, 2009, 2011, 2015). Modern Language Association Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies in the group LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese on MLA Commons 2 weeks ago
Named the Writer of the Millennium, Shakespeare has come full circle and become a cliché, embraced by marketers and contested by intellectuals. Similar narratives about China’s rise in global stature have been told with equal gusto, championed and denounced in turn by optimists and critics. If Shakespeare now has worldwide currency, how is the se…[Read more]
Asian Americans have been spat on, verbally assaulted and physically attacked in more than a thousand race-related incidents in the United States as a result of fear evoked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Alexa Alice Joubin, professor of English and international affairs, women’s studies and East Asian languages and cultures, provided a historical c…[Read more]
Brian Bernards started the topic SE Asian CLCS Forum-Hosted Happy Hour: Fri, Jan 10 at the MLA in the discussion LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese on MLA Commons 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Members and friends of the Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic CLCS MLA Forum:Our forum invites you to a MLA 2020 Happy Hour at 9pm on Friday, January 10 at the Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails, which is located on the 5th floor of the Motif Seattle Hotel (3 blocks from the Washington State Convention Center). Come mingle and decompress…[Read more]
Alexa Alice Joubin deposited “Others within: Ethics in the age of global Shakespeare.” Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Global Appropriation, ed. Christy Desmet, Sujata Iyengar, and Miriam Jacobson (London: Routledge, 2020), pp. 25-36 in the group LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese on MLA Commons 8 months, 3 weeks ago
This chapter theorizes global Shakespeare through two interrelated concepts: performance as an act of citation and the ethics of citation. Bringing the concept of performance as citation and the ethics of citation together, this chapter argues that acts of appropriation carry with them strong ethical implications. A crucial, ethical component of…[Read more]
Alexa Alice Joubin deposited “Performing Commemoration: The Cultural Politics of Locating Tang Xianzu and Shakespeare.” Asian Theatre Journal 36.2 (Fall 2019): 275-280 in the group LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese on MLA Commons 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Cultural memory is actively constructed through embodied and political performances. Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare, two “national poets” of unequal global stature, have recently become vehicles for British and Chinese cultural diplomacy and exchange during their quatercentenary in 2016. The culture of commemoration is a key factor in Tang’s…[Read more]
Alexa Alice Joubin deposited “King Lear on the small screen and its pedagogical implications,” in Shakespeare on Screen: King Lear, ed. Victoria Bladen, Sarah Hatchuel, and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019). in the group LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese on MLA Commons 10 months ago
As a work that survives and appears in more than one form, King Lear has a vexing problem of interpretation and a rich opportunity for the study of textual and cultural variants. The play begins with an aging monarch staging a fantastical, paradoxical final act as a king. It lures us toward a final act of interpretation to nail down the nature of…[Read more]
CFP for the CLCS Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic Forum’s first guaranteed session for MLA 2019:
Diasporas, Aesthetics, and Southeast Asia
What aesthetics (or anesthetics) do diasporic movements into/out of/within Southeast Asia generate? Comparative and multimedia approaches welcomed. 300 word abstracts and bios by 15 March 2018;…[Read more]
CFP for MLA 2019 (Chicago) 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…[Read more]
BU visiting position
Visiting Assistant Professor position in Chinese Lit. at Boston University
The Department of World Languages & Literatures (WLL) invites applications for a one-year non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor position in Chinese literature for the 2018-2019 academic year…[Read more]
Reconsidering Family Relations in Modern Chinese Literature and Film
A Forum Session at the 2018 MLA in Chicago, January 3-6, 2019.
Family relations over the past 120 years in Chinese society(ies) have changed dramatically, and some would argue that the emergence of individualism as a modern, atomized, subjective formation has risen in inverse…[Read more]
I’m the second candidate for the executive committee seat in the Modern China forum this year. Like many of you, I’m a strong supporter of Petrus — I teach his excellent and path-breaking research, believe he strongly represents the openness and futurity that I hope come to dominate the field, and although we’ve never met, I have he…[Read more]
Dear Colleagues in Modern/Contemporary Chinese Literature,
I’m very honored to be nominated for the LLC Modern/Contemporary Chinese Executive Committee. I’d like to briefly introduce myself here, and share a few words on my vision for the committee and the field.
The MLA, as we know, has undergone important structural changes and now is an imp…[Read more]
As many of you may be aware, while the MLA forums on modern Chinese lit and Ming-Qing lit were successfully established in 2014, a third forum, on pre-14th century literature, never quite got off the ground. I’ve been encouraged to try to change this, and I need your help!
Could you please go to the prospective forum…[Read more]
The “Arrival” of Jia Pingwa in World Literature: Translation and Interpretation
A Roundtable sponsored by the LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese Forum for the MLA Annual Meeting in New York, Jan. 4-7, 2018.
Jia Pingwa is considered one of the most original and influential novelists in contemporary China. A prolific writer, he has non…[Read more]
Jiwei Xiao replied to the topic East Asian Languages and Literatures — Reception — ALL WELCOME in the discussion Modern and Contemporary Chinese on MLA Commons 3 years, 7 months ago
Will be there Chris!
Christopher M. Lupke started the topic East Asian Languages and Literatures — Reception — ALL WELCOME in the discussion Modern and Contemporary Chinese on MLA Commons 3 years, 7 months ago
Please come to the East Asian Languages and Literatures Reception on Saturday night at 8:45 pm in Marriott 411-412. There will be food and drink! I hope to see you there.
Thank you very much for supporting the LLC Ming/Qing Chinese forum!
We hope to see you all at our second forum meeting on
Friday, Jan. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott, room 303.
Please join us to talk about plans for promoting more China scholarship at the MLA.
Because of your participation in this forum, this year…[Read more]
Carol Zuses started the topic Solilcitation of Membership Suggestions for First Forum Delegate Election in the discussion Modern and Contemporary Chinese on MLA Commons 3 years, 9 months ago
When this forum’s executive committee meets during the Philadelphia convention in January, it will take up the matter of nominations for the first election of a Delegate Assembly representative for the forum; the election will be held in the fall of 2017. Though the executive committee is responsible for making nominations, it is required to no…[Read more]
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