Call for Applications for a Training Workshop on Asia in World Literature

Suradech Chotiudompant Announcement
Subject Fields
Asian History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Humanities, Literature, World History / Studies

Call for Applications! A joint training program between Harvard-Yenching Institute and Chulalongkorn University on "Asia in World Literature" will be held in early June in Bangkok, Thailand.

This training program will put under the spotlight the issues of recognition and visibility of Asian literatures in the framework of world literature. It will be one of the first workshops in Southeast Asia that targets these matters and will raise the awareness among the participants of the need not just to read and understand Asian texts, but to frame them within global literary communities. With scholars on world literature from the US and Asia, we hope to make use of this training program not only to create in a new group of young scholars a firm background in comparative and world literature but also a sensitivity to the politics of recognition by addressing such issues as:

  • The visibility and recognition of Asian literatures in the global arena
  • The potential and limitations of the study of Asian literatures as world literature
  • The methodological potential and challenges of Intra-Asian literary studies
  • The politics of translation and its ambivalent relationship with Asian literary outputs
  • The recognition of Asian literatures in times of crises and its global role
  • The aestheticization and stereotyping of Asian and Southeast Asian literatures in the global literary landscape
  • Literary merit and evaluation of Asian literatures in the context of international standards
  • Sociology of Asian and Southeast Asian literatures

Confirmed Speakers

  • David Damrosch (Harvard University)
  • Karen Thornber (Harvard University)
  • Annette Lienau (Harvard University)
  • Zhang Longxi (City University of Hong Kong)
  • Baidik Bhattacharya (CSDS, India)
  • Adam Knee (LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore)
  • Suradech Chotiudompant (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
  • Phrae Chittiphalangsri (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)

The program is open to scholars (junior faculty members, postgraduate students, and post-doctoral fellows) in literary studies and other related fields from all over the world. The deadline for application is April 15, 2023.

Chief Organizer: Suradech Chotiudompant, Chulalongkorn University

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