Cornell/ECNU Center for Comparative Culture presents a collaborative conference hosted by the Society for the Humanities, Cornell University and the Center for Comparative Humanities, East China Normal University.
Cornell/ECNU Center for Comparative Culture
MEMORY: Comparative Approaches to Culture
The Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, and The Center for Comparative Humanities, East China Normal University
February 1-2, 2013 at A. D. White House, Cornell University
Friday, February 1
10:00 Opening Remarks
Timothy Murray, Amy Villarejo
10:30am POSTCOLONIAL LEGACIES
Naoki Sakai, Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Cornell
"The Comfort Station in History and Colonial Legacies"
Elizabeth Anker, English, Cornell
"Constituting the New South Africa and the Architecture of Mourning"
2:00pm MEMORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Wenjin Liu, Comparative Literature, East China Normal University
"The Responsibility to Trauma: Some Reflections on the Trauma of the Sino-Japanese War"
Ming Wu, School of Communication, East China Normal University
"Staying in Memory: Childhood as Metaphor in Films in the Moe Era"
4:00pm FUTURE MEMORY
Patricia Keller, Society for the Humanities / Department of Romance Studies, Cornell
"Where Memory Dwells: the Specter of Futurity in Contemporary Spanish Photography"
Timothy Murray, Director, Society for the Humanities; Comparative Literature and English, Cornell
"Digital Baroque Animé: The Futuristic Microcosm of Miao Xiaochun"
Saturday, February 2
10:30am SOCIAL MEMORY
Wei Luo, School of Communication, East China Normal University
"The Construction of Social Memory in Documentary Hybrids: The Case of Chinese 'Experiential History' Reality Format"
Minjie Li, Chinese Language and Literature, East China Normal University
"Internet Catchphrases and Social Memory in Contemporary China"
2:00pm TELEVISUAL TIME
Nick Salvato, Performing and Media Arts, Cornell
"Up! and Away: Televisual Consciousness, Mediated Memory"
Amy Villarejo, Performing and Media Arts / Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Cornell
4:00pm MEMORY AND REASON
Junsong Chen, English, East China Normal University
"Collective Memory and Literary Expression: The Rosenberg Case and Postmodern Reconstruction of History"
Shijun Tong, Chairman of the University Council, East China Normal University
"Memory and Reason"
5:30pm Concluding Thoughts
Timothy Murray, Amy Villarejo, Shijun Tong
free and open to all
Cornell and East China Normal University
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