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CFP – Reading Shaun Tan in Hong Kong: Literature, Pedagogy, and Community

CFP

Reading Shaun Tan in Hong Kong:

Literature, Pedagogy, and Community

 

6-7 DECEMBER 2019 / Education University of Hong Kong

Abstracts due 15 June 2019

 

Abstracts are invited for a two-day conference centered on the work of author, illustrator, and artist Shaun Tan. We invite contributions that focus on Tan’s work from the point of view of literary and visual studies, on teaching Tan’s work across disciplines and curricula, and on Tan’s work in the context of community reading projects. Proposals for academic presentations, teacher talks or workshops, and panel discussions in any of these interrelated areas are very welcome.

 

Participants might consider any aspect of Tan’s work, including the media and genres Tan has favored, his major themes, and the ways in which his works have been read. Across multiple domains of artistic practice, Tan has foregrounded a distinctive emotional palette, centered on experiences of longing and displacement, but equally focusing on the fantastic and even absurd. Contributors might explore how Tan’s distinctive vision can be understood alongside other forms of graphic narrative, children’s literature, or visual art.

 

Shaun Tan’s work, particularly The Arrival (2006), has been widely taught. Participants might consider Tan’s work in terms of its usefulness in language, literacy, or literature education. Tan’s work also foregrounds the power of visual language, and might be discussed in terms of education for visual literacy, multimedia literacy, or other emerging domains.

 

The Arrival was chosen as the book for the first year of 我城我書 / One City One Book Hong Kong, a community reading project initiated by the Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities (EdUHK). Events related to the book have been held in the literary, artistic, and education communities, and the book has been widely discussed and enjoyed throughout the city in 2019. We invite analysis or discussion of this community reading project, the place of Shaun Tan’s work within it, or wider considerations of community reading and literacy promotion.

 

Call for Grant Applications

我城我書 / One City One Book Hong Kong would like to foster the development of city-based community reading projects in Asia.  If you would like to found a “One City One Book” or “Big Read” project in a city in Asia, please consider applying for a stipend to attend “Reading Shaun Tan in Hong Kong.” The stipend, in the amount of HK10,000, is intended to facilitate the attendance of one or two persons who are in a position to develop a community reading project, so academics, educators, and librarians are particularly invited to apply. We look forward to sharing our experiences with you and to participating in the development of a sister project nearby. Please send a CV or resume, along with a one-page description of your vision for your project, to onecityonebook@eduhk.hk, by 15 June 2019.

The language of the conference will be English. Abstracts are due to conference organizers by 15 June 2019. Please send your proposal title, a 200-word abstract, and a brief biographical statement to onecityonebook@eduhk.hk by 15 June 2019.

 

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CPCH hosting Hong Kong’s first One City One Book programme

The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities at The Education University of Hong Kong is proud to announce that Hong Kong’s first ever One City, One Book initiative will be hosted during the 2018/2019 academic year.

One City One Book Hong Kong (我城我書)is a community reading programme which aims to encourage as many people as possible, to read and discuss a single book at around the same time. Each year students, scholars, and readers of all kinds will focus their attention on one single book. A series of activities related to the chosen book will be held around Hong Kong, including discussions of the book and its themes, along with exhibitions, film screenings, school events, book discussions, author visits, cultural performances, library events, and so forth. The goals of the initiative are to build a sense of community and promote reading, discussion, and civic engagement. To get started, see below for this year’s book!The book chosen for the first ever One City One Book initiative in Hong Kong is The Arrival (2006), a wordless graphic novel by the Chinese Australian graphic novelist Shaun Tan.

Please visit onecityonebook.hk for further details. Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at oncecityonebook@eduhk.hk.

Modernism and Empathy: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference

Date: 15-16 June 2018

Venue: The Education University of Hong Kong

This is the inaugural conference of the Modernist Studies in Asia (MSIA) network. This network was established in 2017 to provide a regional hub for scholars of modernist studies within Asia. A central aim of the network is to facilitate a gathering of international modernist scholars on an annual basis and in a variety of Asian universities and contexts. Our first conference is jointly supported by the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies and the Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities (CPCH) at the Education University of Hong Kong.

Please visit the conference site for further details

Symposium: Re-Thinking  Chinese Language  Film History

Re-Thinking Chinese Language Film History

A Symposium organized by the Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities at The Education University of Hong Kong

Chinese-language cinema has a long history, almost as long as film itself. The “Re-thinking Chinese-Language Film History” symposium organized by the Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities at The Education University of Hong Kong, revisits this topic with a wide range of presentations including Cold War era Chinese films, Hong Kong – China film co-productions and Eco-Cinema.

 

 

Date : 23 March 2018 (Friday)
Time : 09:45am – 5:30pm*
Venue : Block D2 & D3, Tai Po Campus, The Education University of Hong Kong
Medium : English

 

*Schedule break down

Panel 1(0945 – 11:45): D2-LP-08

Panel 2(13:45 – 15:15): D3-LP-07

Panel 3(15:30  – 17:30): D2-LP-09

 

Updated on: 22 Mar 2018

 

 

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The third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education

The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities would like to thank all speakers, colleagues and audiences for their contribution to the success of the event. Photos and Video footages will be posted online soon. Stay tuned.

 

The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities and the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong is pleased to organize The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, which took place in Hong Kong, July 20th-22nd, 2017.

For details, please visit the conference site: http://cpch.hk/pcec

 

 

 

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