Situations Virtual Conference Invitation: “Between Asia and Europe: Whither Comparative Cultural Studies?”

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I am delighted to invite you to our upcoming virtual conference titled: “Between Asia and Europe: Whither Comparative Cultural Studies?”

The conference will take place online on Friday-Saturday, May 21-22 at 9 am (local time in Ljubljana, Slovenia).



Day 1 (May 21)

                                                                         Ljubljana Time

Welcoming Speech                                                                                                                                                                            9:00-9:20 a.m.

Monika Kalin Golob (Dean, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Social Sciences)           

Zlatko Šabič    (U of Ljubljana)

Terry Murphy   (Yonsei U)                                                 

Invited Speaker Session 1                                                                                                                                                                 9:20-10:20

Chuxiong George Wei (Hong Kong Shue Yan U) “The Converging of Nationalism and Anti-Nationalism into Pan-Asianism: The Common Philosophical Root of Rabindranath Tagore’s and Subhas Chandra Bose’s Political Ideas”

Subhasri Ghosh (U of Calcutta) “Of Them and Us: Ideating Home in Nineteenth Century Colonial India”

Andrés Perez Riobó (U of Doshisha) “The Decline of Western Civilization Seen through the Lens of the East: Vicente Risco’s Oriental World”


Keynote Speaker 1                                                                                                                                                                           10:30-11:00

Jana Rošker (U of Ljubljana) “Asian Values and the Legacy of European Enlightenment: Freedom and Social Responsibility in Times of Global Crises”

Keynote Speaker 2                                                                                                                                                                           11:00-11:30

Anindya Raychaudhuri (U of St Andrews) “Wanting Always to Be Earthy: Mulk Raj Anand and a Modernism of Squalor”

Recess (20 mins)

Invited Speaker Session 2                                                                                                                                                                11:50-12:30

Woojin Song (Yonsei U) “Construction of Asian Cinema within Western Universality”

Hojung Kim (Yonsei U) “‘Archive Drive’ of Unprivileged Memories: A Struggle toward an Actual ‘Archive’ in Ten Years”

Keynote Speaker 3                                                                                                                                                                           12:30-1:00

Alexander Des Forges (U of Massachusetts-Boston) “Involution as Style and Structure”



Day 2 (May 22)

Invited Spe