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CANCELLED - CJS Noon Lecture Series | Queer Writing x Asia: Japanese, Taiwanese, and Asian American Literary Worlds

Grace Ting, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies Programme, University of Hong Kong
Thursday, March 26, 2020
12:00-1:30 PM
Room 110 Weiser Hall Map
Unfortunately and due to unforeseen circumstances, this Noon Lecture has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this event for the 2020-21 academic year.

My paper begins by reflecting upon work by Li Kotomi (1989-), a Taiwanese author writing in Japanese about love between women and referencing both Japanese lesbian fiction and the iconic Taiwanese lesbian writer Qiu Miaojin (1969-1995). From Japanese and Taiwanese queer fiction, I then pivot to queer Asian American writing such as that by Vietnamese American writer Ocean Vuong (1988-), who uses Qiu’s lines to open his book On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (2019). Through these texts, I address how “queer” figures into discourses of ekkyō bungaku (border-crossing literature), tongzhi literary tradition, and Asian American writing.

Grace En-Yi Ting specializes in queer feminist approaches to Japanese literary and cultural studies. She is working on a book manuscript titled Minor Intimacies: Queerness, the Normative, and the Everyday in Contemporary Japan. From 2018-2020, she is a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow at Waseda University.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this event, please reach out to us at least 2 weeks in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Asia, Feminism, Japanese Studies, Women's Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures

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