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Cancelled: Writing/Borders A conference on East Asia, writing, and translation

Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

A. D. White House, Guerlac Room
29 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Cancelled. Postponing to September due to COVID-19 situation.

Recent work in the humanities has reconsidered the role and nature of borders and bordering, whether as “method,” artistic practice, or as a fundamental aspect of language and politics. 
This two-day conference convenes work written on, about, or against borders from various perspectives, including translation studies, media studies, gender and sexuality studies, critical race theory, comparative studies, mobility studies, and post-colonial studies. It will highlight research taking up “Japan,” not as a territorial entity or immutable national essence, but as site of multiple histories of displacement, struggle, and creativity. 

Saturday sessions are:

  • Roundtable: “Movements in Translation”

  • Paper Panel: “Transmedia Ecologies”

  • Paper Panel: “Writing at the Border”

  • Keynote Roundtable: “Borders of Theory/Mobility of Borders”

See Friday 4/17 conference sessions.

Thursday 4/16 "An Evening with video performance artist Soni Kum" is also part of the Writing/Borders conference.

This conference is hosted by the Cornell East Asia Program and generously co-sponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Asian Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Cornell Institute for European Studies.

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East Asia Program, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Asian Studies, Comparative Literature, Institute for European Studies




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Joshua Young

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