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New Directions in Transpacific Cultural Research

A Public Symposium
Organized by the Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research

February 09, 2017

Keynote Lectures

Chua Beng Huat, Provost’s Chair Professor, National University of Singapore
“Reflections on Institutionalizing a Transnational Cultural Studies”

Lisa Yoneyama, Professor, University of Toronto
“Genealogy of the Transpacific”

Plenary Presentations

John Nguyet Erni, Chair Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University
“Postcolonial Queer Pacific: Notes on a Transnational Rights-based Legal Intervention”

Audrey Yue, Professor, University of Melbourne
“The Junior Partnerships of Australia Singapore Screen Co-productions: Towards a New Model for Transpacific Cultural Research”

Andy Chih-Ming Wang, Associate Research Fellow, Academia Sinica
“Transpacific Affect: Reflective Sadness in Chen Junzhi’s Taipei Father/New York Mother”

Nadine Attewell, Associate Professor, McMaster University
“Intimate Geographies, Transpacific Worldings, and the Pulse of the Archive”

This event is funded by a SSHRC Connection Grant and generously co-sponsored by:

  • Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts & Social Science
  • Office of the Dean, Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology
  • The David Lam Centre for International Communication
  • School of Communication
  • Department of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies

Organizing committee

Christine Kim, Helen Leung, Kirsten McAllister

February 9-10, 2017

Harbour Centre 1400, Segal Centre Room
515 West Hastings St, SFU Vancouver

Free and open to the public