East-West Transnationalism: Modes of Existence
A TWO DAY SYMPOSIUM EXPLORING THE INTERSECTION OF BRUNO LATOUR'S SOCIOLOGY OF LITERATURE AND EAST-WEST TRANSNATIONAL LITERARY STUDIES.
Saturday October 3 | Location: McKenna 210-214
9:00 Opening Remarks: Nan Z. Da and Lionel Jensen
9:15 Yaiping Yan (Cornell & Tsinghua University): “Other Cosmopolitanisms”
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 Haun Saussy (University of Chicago): “Boundary Objects and the History of Translation into Chinese: Learning from the History of Science”
11:15 Nan Da (University of Notre Dame): “Formality in Bibliographic Habitats”
12:15-1:30 Lunch (Speakers Only)
1:30 R. John Williams (Yale University): “Be Here Now: Systems Theory, Beat Literature, and the Eternal Presence of the Orientalist Mind”
2:30-4:30 Latour Roundtable: select chapters from Inquiry Into Modes of Existence
4:30-6:00 Reception (Open to all Attendees)
7:00-9:00 Speakers Dinner
Sunday October 4 | Location: McKenna 210-214
9:00 Haiyan Lee (Stanford University): “‘Two Wongs Can Make It White’: Charlie Chan and the Orientalist Exception”
10:00 Richard Jean So (University of Chicago): "Communication & Creativity || America & East Asia"
11:00 Colleen Lye (University of California-Berkeley): “Worlding Asian American Realism”
12:00-1:30 Light Lunch/ Reception (Open to All Attendees)
1:30-2:30 Closing Discussion
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.transnationalstudiesnd.com. For readings, please contact Nan Z. Da (firstname.lastname@example.org). For information related to travel, please contact Elizabeth Kuhn (email@example.com).
Sponsors: The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies | Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts | The Graduate School | Office of Research | Departments of English, History, East Asian Literature and Culture | PhD in Literature Program