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Lu Xun and World Literature
Date : 3 - 4 Jul 2021
Venue : Online via Zoom

Detailed program

3 July (Sat)

8:00 - 8:45 am Keynote speech
  - At Home in the World
Carlos ROJAS (Duke University)

8:55 - 9:55 am Session A – Humanism and Humanity
  - The Unpassable Pass: Time, Humanity, and the Worlding of Transcendence in Lu Xun and Guo Moruo’s Fiction on Lao Zi
Kun QIAN (University of Pittsburgh)

  - Being Human in an Inhuman World: Lu Xun’s Morning Blossoms Gathered at Dusk
Eileen J. CHENG (Pomona College)

  - Lu Xun’s “Severe Style”: Speculative Prose and the Decolonial Absolute
Roy CHAN (University of Oregon)

10:00 - 10:40 am Session B — Biopolitics and Animals
  - The Will to Power and the Generation of a “New Life”: Lu Xun, Nietzsche and Mara Poetry
Wenjin CUI (University of New Hampshire)

  - Lu Xun, Animals, and Anti-colonial Thought
Christopher K. TONG (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

10:45 - 11:45 am Session C — Visuality and Materiality
  - Lu Xun, Influencer: Media, Mustaches, and the Making of a World Literary Celebrity
Daniel M. DOOGHAN (University of Tampa)

  - Archeology of the eyeball: Lu Xun and “On Photography”
Tim Shao-hung TENG (Harvard University)

  - Deckle-Edged Lu Xun: Stories from Overseas, the Revolution of the Book, and the Imagination of a New Readership
Xiaoyu XIA (University of California, Berkeley)


4 July (Sun)

8:00 - 9:20 am Session D – East Asia and the Sinophone World
  - Death in Semi-colonial Shanghai: the Real Story
Jon Eugene von KOWALLIS (University of New South Wales)

  - Lu Xun and Japan
Joshua A. FOGEL (York University)

  - Lu Xun, Takeuchi Yoshimi, and a World Literature
Satoru HASHIMOTO (Johns Hopkins University)

  - Troubling the Empire of Intertextuality: Lu Xun’s Sinophone Reinscriptions
Wayne YEUNG (The Pennsylvania State University)

9:25 - 10:25 am Session E – Intertextuality and Close Reading
  - Lu Xun’s Grabbist Realism: “Diary of a Madman” and its Russian Intertexts
Keru CAI (The Pennsylvania State University)

  - Lu Xun’s Man-Eating Discourse: Reading the Empire of Psychiatry in “A Madman’s Diary”
Chienyn CHI (The Immigration and Ethnic History Society)

  - Translation, Europeanization, and Classical Chinese: A Stylistics of Old Tales Retold
Yueling JI (University of Chicago)

10:30 - 11:50 am Session F – Translation and European Literature
  - Lu Xun’s Translation of Ivan Vazov via German Sources
Xiaolu MA (HKUST)

  - Lu Xun’s Appropriation of Weltliteratur: Taking Collection of Foreign Fiction as an Example
Wendong CUI (City University of Hong Kong)

  - A History of Lu Xun’s Works in Dutch Translation
Audrey HEJINS (Shenzhen University)

  - The Conflicting Dynamics of World Literary Heritage: The Entangled Spaces of Lu Xun and Sándor Petőfi
Emily Mae GRAF (Freie Universität Berlin)


For attendees’ attention


  This conference will be conducted online via Zoom.
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