Conference on Sound, Image, Text in East Asia: Boundary Fluidity

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Date(s) - 01/05/2014 - 02/05/2014
All Day

Location
Purple Lounge

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Conference on Sound, Image, Text in East Asia: Boundary Fluidity
May 1 and 2, 2014
Sponsors: Lee Chair and Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto
Venue: Purple Lounge, Department of East Asian Studies
14th Floor, 130, St. George Street,
Toronto, M5S 3H1

Programme

Day I: Thursday, May 1, 2014

9.10-9.40 Registration and Coffee
9.40.-10.00 Opening: Welcome Remarks
Chair: Vincent Shen
Speakers:
Professor Thomas Keirstead
The Honorable Vivienne Poy

10.00-12.00 First Session: Politics of Voices and Subtitle Translation
Chair: Atsuko Sakaki
Speakers:
Ken Kawashima, “The Politics of the Voice: The Emperor’s Greatest Hit that Never Was”
Kerim Yasar, “15 Characters Per Second: Subtitle Translation and the Poetics of the Impossible”

12.00-1.45 Lunch

1.45-3.45 Second Session: Visible Speech and Spatial Regime
Chair: Thomas Keirstead
Speakers:
Yurou Zhong, “Visible Speech and the Invention of the Chinese Alphabet”
Meng Yue, “Shades of Urban Swamp: Mediated Critiques of the Postsocialist Spatial Regime”

3.45-4.00 Coffee Break

4.00-6.00 Third Session: Interplay of Scene and Sound, Map and Text
Chair: Janet Poole
Speakers:
Johanna Liu, “Around the Imagery territory of Xiao Xiang, dynamism of intercultural transmission in Arts”
Linda Rui Feng, “Envisaging the Road to the Periphery: Writing about Maps”

7.00 Dinner (for speakers)

Day 2: Friday, May 2, 2014

9.30 Registration and Coffee
10.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m. Fourth Session: Intertextuality and Transnationality
Chair: Vincent Shen
Speakers:
Atsuko Sakaki, “Catalogue of Quotations, Information Highway, and Life with TV in Kanai Mieko’s When Treading on Soft Earth,”
Akira Mizuta Lippit, “Imaginary Languages in Translation, Imagined National Cinemas”

12.00p.m.-2.00p.m. Lunch

2.00 p.m.-4.00 p.m. Fifth Session: Photograph, Landscape and Text
Chair: Ken Kawashima
Speakers:
Janet Poole, “Photography into Print: Newspapers and the Imaging of Everyday Life”
Vincent Shen, “Translatability, Strangification and Common Intelligibility: Taking Landscape and Philosophical Texts as Example”

4.00 Closing

6.30 Dinner (for speakers)

Note: Each session has two speakers. Each speaker presents around 30-40 minutes. The rest of time will be used for discussion.

Conference Registration: Open only to professors, researchers, instructors, and graduate students. Please RSVP to Natasja VanderBerg by April 23 at: <natasja.vanderberg@utoronto.ca>
Lunch and coffee will be served only for registered participants with a name tag.

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