All events will meet from 3:00 to 5:00pm at the Center for East Asian Studies 319 (1155 E. 60th St.) unless otherwise specified. As usual, we will send reminder emails with information for the exact time and location prior to every workshop session, along with the link to the pre-circulation materials. For meetings via Zoom, we will send the registration link prior to the workshop session.

Our schedule is always subject to change. Please check this page for the latest updates.


March 29th (in-person)

Jianqing Chen Ph. D., Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and of Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis

“Play, Rewind, and Swipe Forward: The Emergence of Horizontal Flow in the Age of Streaming Media”

Discussant: Thomas Lamarre Ph. D., Gordon J Laing Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College

Time: 11am-12:30pm

Location: Cobb 311

★This event is co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago with support from a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S Department of Education; this event is also co-sponsored by the Digital Media Workshop★


April 5th (in-person)

Jue Hou, Ph. D. Candidate, Committee on Social Thought & Comparative Literature

“Criticism’s Body: Literature and Carnality in Maruyama Masao and Takeuchi Yoshimi”

Discussant: Hang Wu, Ph. D. Student, EALC & CMS


April 19th (in-person)

Dissertation Prospectus Workshop 1

Presenters TBA


April 26th (in-person)

Sound and Writing in East Asia Conference

Time & Location TBA


May 3rd (in-person)

Dissertation Prospectus Workshop 2

Presenters TBA


Coordinators: James Kennerly and Danlin Zhang, EALC

Faculty Sponsors: Professor Paola Iovene and Professor Melissa Van Wyk