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

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


Day I: Thursday, May 1, 2014

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

10.00-12.00 First Session: Politics of Voices and Subtitle Translation
Chair: Atsuko Sakaki
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
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
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
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
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: <>
Lunch and coffee will be served only for registered participants with a name tag.

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