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