RMMLA 2018 Asian Comparative Literature and Film Call for Papers

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Call for Papers

RMMLA (Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Convention), October 4-6, 2018, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Panel: Crossing Boundaries in Asian Literature and Film

This panel seeks to explore the “crossing of boundaries” in the broadest sense, in terms of geographic/cultural borders as well as genres. We welcome papers that examine instances of intra-Asian or East-West transcultural encounters, and/or interdisciplinary connections in Asian literature, film and performance art. Papers might address:

  • Transculturations of Asian literary, theatrical, and/or visual texts
  • Case studies of literary and/or cultural translation and adaptation
  • Interdisciplinary connections between literature, cinema, theater and other genres
  • The role translation played in the modernization processes of Asian countries
  • Dynamic intertextuality within Asia
  • Cultural collaborations that transcend national boundaries
  • Power dynamics between Asian texts and global cultural discourses

We hope to open up discussions that address broad but fundamental questions concerning the creation, “travel” and transculturation of texts across Asia and beyond. We encourage contributions from the fields of East Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Taiwan Studies, Sinophone Studies, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media Studies, Feminist Studies, Queer Studies, Trauma and Memory Studies, Ecocriticism as well as other fields. Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief C.V. by March 1 to Géraldine Fiss (gfiss@usc.edu) and Wendy Sun (xiaoxue@umail.ucsb.edu).