Crip Poetics: Chinese Literature in the Age of Social Media

A guest lecture by Prof. Hangping Xu (UCSB), sponsored by The Wellington K.K. Chan Fund for Distinguished Visitors in Chinese Studies


Apr14
4:00 pm - 5:25 pm
2021-04-14 16:00:00 2021-04-14 17:25:00 Crip Poetics: Chinese Literature in the Age of Social Media
This talk uses the rise of Yu Xiuhua as a celebrity poet to shed some light on contemporary Chinese society. It pays particular attention to disability representations, gender politics, and the role of social media in literary production. Selectively reading Yu's poetry as well as analyzing Fan Jian's film Still Tomorrow, the talk will also consider the global reception of Yu Xiuhua in order to think through such questions as translation and world literature.
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Zoom ID: 852 8001 9540

Passcode: 782629

America/Los_Angeles public
Event Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
This talk uses the rise of Yu Xiuhua as a celebrity poet to shed some light on contemporary Chinese society. It pays particular attention to disability representations, gender politics, and the role of social media in literary production. Selectively reading Yu's poetry as well as analyzing Fan Jian's film Still Tomorrow, the talk will also consider the global reception of Yu Xiuhua in order to think through such questions as translation and world literature.
Join the event now

Zoom ID: 852 8001 9540

Passcode: 782629

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