Susan Su (PhD Candidate, EALC)
“Beyond Censorship: Language and Literary Networks in Tibetan-Language Online Literature Websites of the 2000s”
Discussant: Sabine Schulz (PhD Student, EALC)
Friday, March 8, 3-5PM
Location: CEAS 319 (1155 E 60th St)
On March 8th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm the Art and Politics of East Asia workshop will host Susan Su (PhD Candidate, EALC). She will present “Beyond Censorship: Language and Literary Networks in Tibetan-Language Online Literature Websites of the 2000s,” a conference article that will also become a chapter of her dissertation. Susan provides the following abstract:
In this paper, I ask how the diverse and shifting uses of Tibetan language on the website Chodme intersect with conceptions of ethnicity and culture in contemporary Tibetan cultural production to understand how websites and online networks ask us to reconceptualize the role of online media in producing and mediating Tibetan language and culture. I will first briefly summarize existing arguments on the relationship between language and media in the contemporary Tibetan cultural production before going on to analyze the Tibetan-language literature website Chodme with respect to its form and language and its role in fostering an online community.