Please join us October 2-3 for the graduate student-run Texas Asia Conference, “Beyond the Spectacular and the Mundane,” to be held in the Glickman Center from 8am-5pm. Below is information on the guest speakers in attendance and the graduate student speakers panel schedule.
Hope to see you there!
Texas Asia Conference 2015
Beyond the Spectacular and the Mundane
Friday October 2 – Saturday October 3, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Julius Glickman Conference Center, CLA Building, UT Austin Campus
Friday, October 2, 4:30pm: “The Infra-Ordinary in Chinese Documentary”
Paola Iovene is Associate Professor in Chinese Literature, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago. Her work focuses on twentieth and twenty-first century Chinese literature and film. Her book Tales of Futures Past: Literature and Anticipation in Contemporary China (Stanford University Press, 2014), explores the ways in which normative visions and intimate feelings about the future have shaped literary institutions, editorial practices, and diverse genres and texts (science fiction, children’s literature, experimental fiction; environmental literature) in socialist and postsocialist China.
Saturday, October 3, 1:45pm: “Materializing Sexuality: Calibrating Neoliberalism, Nativism, and Class in Asian Sexuality Studies”
Svati P. Shah is Associate Professor in the department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her book Street Corner Secrets: Sex Work and Migration in the City of Mumbai (Duke University Press, 2014), is an ethnography of sexual commerce and migration among women working in Mumbai’s informal sectors. Her current research focuses on queer and trans movements and the politics of class in India.
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South Asia Institute
Thomas Ralph Professor in Asian Studies
Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Center for Asian American Studies
Center for East Asian Studies
Department of Anthropology – Smith Centennial Chair
Humanities Institute – Sterling Clark Holloway Centennial Lectureship in Liberal Arts
Chinese Studies Endowment
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forlift Japan Endowment
POSCO Korean Studies Endowment
Program in Comparative Literature