Ph.D. Candidate, EALC
“Suspended Across the Chasm: Husks and Other Lacuna in the Works of Mizuno Senko”
Time: Friday, December 4, 3-5 pm
Discussant: Nick Ogonek, Ph.D. Student, EALC
The Art and Politics of East Asia (APEA) workshop is proud to host Helina Mazza-Hilway (Ph.D. Candidate, EALC), who will present her dissertation chapter “Suspended Across the Chasm: Husks and Other Lacuna in the Works of Mizuno Senko” this Friday. She summarizes her chapter as follows:
In this portion of my second dissertation chapter, I trace the image of husk – that is, a cast-off skin or carapace – as it pertains to feminine hysteria in Mizuno Senko’s 1913 short story “Husk”. Utilizing the work of Luce Irigaray on hysterical women, I show how Mizuno offers a voice to the female hysteric and elucidates upon the seemingly cryptic symptoms of hysteria. Ultimately, I argue that Mizuno develops through the image of husk a kind of ‘hysterical subjectivity’ which complicates any easy understandings either of hysteria or of representations of women’s consciousness in Taishō-era fiction.
Chinese Novelist, former PhD student in Anthropology
“How Do You Tell New Stories of “Guanxi”? Writing and Publishing Fiction in Today’s China”
Time: Friday, November 20th, 5-7 pm CST
Discussant: Yueling Ji, Ph.D. Candidate, EALC
The Art and Politics of East Asia (APEA) workshop is proud to host Danbao (Chinese Novelist and former PhD student in Anthropology), who will talk about her newly published book 美满 (roughly translated as Perfectly Satisfactory) this Friday. Note that the event will be mostly Chinese with opportunity to ask questions in English during the Q&A. She summarizes her short stories as follows:
PhD Student, EALC
“Loose Harmonies in Cold War South Korea: Sin Chung-hyŏn and the Rise of Psychedelic Rock”
Photo citation: Sin Chung-hyŏn and the Pearl Sisters on the cover of the magazine Popular songs (Taejung kayo che 41-chip, )
Time: Friday, November 13, 3-5 pm CT
The Art and Politics of East Asia (APEA) workshop is proud to host Ethan Waddell, (Ph.D. student, EALC), who will present his paper, “Loose Harmonies in Cold War South Korea: Sin Chung-hyŏn and the Rise of Psychedelic Rock“ this Friday. He summarizes his paper as follows:
This paper explores the aesthetics and conditions for reception and production of South Korean psychedelic rock between 1968-1975, focusing on the genre’s primary figure, Sin Chung-hyŏn (1938-). I consider psychedelic music in an emergent youth culture, specifically in relation to the discovery of tradition, pursuit of dissociation and commodification of sex. In this way I hope to cast a wider spectrum for analysis of rock music defined as psychedelic and other contemporaneous texts from popular literature and media, allowing us to move beyond dominant formations of masculinity and essentialized notions of culture that have often gone overlooked in the discourse of hybrid rock authenticity.
PhD Candidate, History
“European Vernaculars in Late Imperial China: Texts and Contexts before the Treaty Ports”
Time: Friday, October 30th, 3-5 pm
Zoom Registration: https://uchicago.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvduGrqjoiHNONWLZEQF_K9VEyZAiOXI7T
Discussant: Yin Cai, Ph.D. Candidate, EALC
The Art and Politics of East Asia (APEA) workshop is proud to host Carl Kubler (Ph.D. Candidate, History), who will present his dissertation chapter “European Vernaculars in Late Imperial China: Texts and Contexts before the Treaty Ports” this Friday. He summarizes his chapter as follows:
Although many scholars of late imperial China have analyzed in detail the economic and political dimensions of Chinese trade with the West in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, fewer have considered the routine linguistic mechanisms and practices that facilitated commercial and cross-cultural interactions on the ground level. This chapter examines European language learning among Chinese commoners in the decades leading up to the first Opium War (1839-1842) and shows how a better understanding of translingual interaction can deepen our understanding of everyday exchanges and relationships.