Room 4.36 RRST
Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

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Nov 29 2019


9:00 am - 5:30 pm


Department of Comparative Literature

Department of Comparative Literature (Cancelled)

*** This event is cancelled. ***

Qiu Miaojian: Textuality, Visuality, and Desire in Global Circulation


Date: 29 November 2019 (Fri)
Time: 9-5:30pm
Venue: 4.36, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU


This conference engages with the literary work of Qiu Miaojin, a famous lesbian writer of Taiwan whose premature death in 1995 marks a watershed moment in queer and literary discourses both in and out of Taiwan. This conference takes the specific case of Qiu’s lifework to investigate how the mobility of queer desire enables a kind of cross-genre, transmedial, and transnational mode of textuality. Furthermore, it raises the question of why a queer Sinophone author like Qiu attracts such a global readership. In short, it suggests that the Qiu Miaojin cultural phenomenon provides a specific case for interdisciplinary engagement across literary studies, cinema studies, gender studies, and transnational theory.

Panel 1 (9:15-11AM): The Legacy of Qiu Miaojian: Writers in Dialogue
Panel 2 (11AM-12:30PM): Body, Affect, and Sentiment
Panel 3 (1:45-3:15PM): Queer Literary Publics and Performance
Panel 4 (3:30-5PM): New Research on Qiu Miaojin
Roundtable (5-5:30PM): Moderated by Alvin K. Wong and Evans Chan

Register now at https://forms.gle/LVM5cRXgMVztaFF39

For enquiries, please contact Christine Vicera at viceracn@hku.hk

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