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Sound, Image, Text in East Asia: Boundary Fluidity

Sound, Image, Text in East Asia: Boundary Fluidity
130 St. George St., ROBA 14th floor purple lounge
Time: May 1st, 9:00 am End: May 2nd, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: Music, Faculty of , Linguistics (FAS), East Asian Studies (FAS), Digital Art/Humanities, Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communications, Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Book History/Print Culture, Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, 2000-
Conference on translatability in East Asian Cultures

The Department of East Asian Studies Lee Chair is pleased to present a conference on translatability

Sound, Image, Text in East Asia: Boundary Fluidity

Translatability allows boundary fluidity. This is an interdisciplinary conference exploring the translatability among texts, images and sounds, and thus their fluidity in East Asian cultures. In its five sessions, problems related to politics of voices and subtitle translation; visible speech and spatial regime; interplay of scene and sound, map and text; intertextuality and transnationality; photograph, landscape and text, will be dealt with.

This event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.  Registration is open only to professors, researchers, instructors, and graduate students.  To register, please contact Natasja Vanderberg. Lunch and coffee will be served only to registered participants with a name tag.

Conference Organizer:  Vincent Chen, Department of East Asian Studies

Download flyer: [pdf]

Conference website:  http://www.eas.utoronto.ca/events/conference-on-sound-image-text-in-east-asia-boundary-fluidity/


Day I: Thursday, May 1, 2014

9.10-9.40 Registration and Coffee

9.40-10.00 Opening: Welcome Remarks
Chair: Vincent Shen

  • Professor Thomas Keirstead
  • The Honorable Vivienne Poy

10.00-12.00 First Session: Politics of Voices and Subtitle Translation
Chair: Atsuko Sakaki

  • Ken Kawashima, “The Politics of the Voice: The Emperor’s Greatest Hit that Never Was”
  • Kerim Yasar, “15 Characters Per Second: Subtitle Translation and the Poetics of the Impossible”

12.00-1.45 Lunch

1.45-3.45 Second Session: Visible Speech and Spatial Regime
Chair: Thomas Keirstead

  • Yurou Zhong, “Visible Speech and the Invention of the Chinese Alphabet”
  • Meng Yue, “Shades of Urban Swamp: Mediated Critiques of the Postsocialist Spatial Regime”

3.45-4.00 Coffee Break

4.00-6.00 Third Session: Interplay of Scene and Sound, Map and Text
Chair: Janet Poole

  • Johanna Liu, “Around the Imagery territory of Xiao Xiang, dynamism of intercultural transmission in Arts”
  • Linda Rui Feng, “Envisaging the Road to the Periphery: Writing about Maps”

7.00 Dinner (for speakers)

Day 2: Friday, May 2, 2014

9.30 Registration and Coffee

10.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m. Fourth Session: Intertextuality and Transnationality
Chair: Vincent Shen

  • Atsuko Sakaki, “Catalogue of Quotations, Information Highway, and Life with TV in Kanai Mieko’s When Treading on Soft Earth,”
  • Akira Mizuta Lippit, “Imaginary Languages in Translation, Imagined National Cinemas”

12.00p.m.-2.00p.m. Lunch

2.00 p.m.-4.00 p.m. Fifth Session: Photograph, Landscape and Text
Chair: Ken Kawashima

  • Janet Poole, “Photography into Print: Newspapers and the Imaging of Everyday Life”
  • Vincent Shen, “Translatability, Strangification and Common Intelligibility: Taking Landscape and Philosophical Texts as Example”

4.00 Closing

6.30 Dinner (for speakers)

Note: Each session has two speakers. Each speaker presents around 30-40 minutes. The rest of time will be used for discussion.

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