Event Details

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Department of Comparative Literature
Conference: INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE : Research & Teaching in the Digital Era: Dialogues on Ecocritical, Literary, Cultural, and Screen Studies


Message from Department of Comparative Literature Event Poster INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE Research & Teaching in the Digital Era: Dialogues on Ecocritical, Literary, Cultural, and Screen Studies (organized by the Master of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies Programme in the Department of Comparative Literature) Date: May 24, 2017 (Wednesday) Location: Room 436, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU Registration: malcs@hku.hk Panel 1 - Ecocritical Studies (10:15am - 12pm) Dr. Ava Chin (The City University of New York, Fulbright Scholar) “Invasion of the ‘Non-Natives’” Professor Kwai-Cheung Lo (Hong Kong Baptist University) “Nonhuman Animal Condition: Muffling Ecological Concerns in China’s Ethnic Minority Cinema” Dr. Winnie Yee (The University of Hong Kong) “Coming of Age in Post-Urban Hong Kong: An Eco-critical Approach to Land-Filming” Panel 2 - Literary & Cultural Studies (2pm - 3:30pm) Dr. Mary Wong (Lingnan University) “Researching and teaching on 1950s and 1960s Hong Kong culture” Mr. Antony Dapiran (Writer/ The University of Hong Kong) “City of Protest: Analysing Hong Kong’s culture of protest - From digital to dead trees and back again” Dr. Chloe Lai (Writer/ The University of Hong Kong) “Narrating for a Sustainable Future: Stories and Storytelling Matter“ Panel 3 - Screen Studies (3:45pm - 5:15pm) Dr. Jason Coe (The University of Hong Kong) “On the Poetics of Digital Seriality: Sleeping Dogs as Intermedial Variation of Hong Kong Action Cinema” Dr. Dorothy Lau (Hong Kong Baptist University) “Remembering the ‘Dragon’: Fan-made Video Tributes of Bruce Lee in the Digital Participatory Era” Professor Gina Marchetti (The University of Hong Kong) “Making the Most of a MOOC: Producing a Massive Open Online Course at the University of Hong Kong” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Film Screening: Wandering Village Time: 7:30pm Venue: CPD-LG34, Centennial Campus, HKU. Director: Zeng Xi China / 2015 / 62 min In Mandarin and Henan dialect with Chi & Eng Subtitles The largest recycling ground in Beijing is located north of the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest), where some 30,000 Henan people live and get rich by collecting the city’s garbage. People live in temporary shelters next to piles of garbage, forming a unique “garbage land”. The film is made up of independent stories, depicting the process of modernisation before inevitable demolition.

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