Comparative Literature: An Exchange with Graduate Students from Taiwan
An informal gathering with students from the Institute of Comparative Literature, Fu-jen Catholic University
Monday, July 12, 2010
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Come join us for an informal gathering with graduate students from the Institute of Comparative Literature, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan. Comparative literature has a long history in Taiwan and has been the disciplinary location of some of the most exciting scholarship that engages critically with local literatures from comparative and theoretical perspectives, unlike the traditional foreign language and literature departments that largely work with Western-language materials or Chinese and Taiwanese literature departments that largely work with Sinitic-language materials. You (graduate students) are invited to exchange ideas about your research, the disciplinary differences/similarities across the U.S./Taiwan divide, or simply about what it feels like to be a student of Comparative Literature working with multiple languages and literatures. Graduate students from Fu-Jen will each present a five-minute summary of their current research, and UCLA's students are invited either simply to be in the audience and participate in the informal discussions, or also give a five-minute presentation.
If you are interested in doing a five-minute presentation, please write to Professor Shu-mei Shih at Shih@humnet.ucla.edu immediately.
The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for Chinese Studies.