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Dressing between East and West: Inter-textuality of Fashion and Literature

東西更衣記 — 時裝與文學的文本互涉

Date: 12 Oct 2015

Time: 10:30 – 12:30

Venue: D1-LP-06

 

In the beginning of the 20th century, Paul Poiret designed a high-waisted rope dress inspired by Eastern aura and his wife’s slim figure,  the image of natural bodies re-entered the public scene and women abandoned their corsets gradually.  Since then masculine and feminine representations has been wrestling  in female fashion, signalling the parallel changes of women’s style and rights. In this talk, fashion history and Eileen Chang’s Note on Dressing was being studied together in order to investigate the gender revolution brought by fashion and literature in both the east and west.

自保羅‧波烈在上世紀初以以其妻子纖細的體型與東方情調為藍本,推出一種高腰長袍、帶垂掛感的裙子,自然的身體形象重回大眾視野內,女人逐漸丟棄緊身胸衣。此後雌雄形象在女性時裝裡互相角力,服飾和女權亦跟著時代轉變。講座將對讀西方服裝史與張愛玲的《更衣記》,看看中西時裝和文學帶來的現代性別變革啟示。

更衣記全文

 

Speaker: Fong, Tai Tsor

Hong Kong writer and cultural critic; BA in Comparative Literature, HKU

Moderator: Carman Fung
Research Assistant at the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies, MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies, University of Cambridge

 

講者: 方太初

香港年輕女作家,畢業於香港大學比較文學系,著有《隱物:The Untold Lie》、《穿高跟鞋的大象》等。曾獲多個文學獎項。新作《浮世物哀》及《另一處所在》即將出版。

主持: 馮嘉汶

英國劍橋大學性別研究哲學碩士及香港大學比較文學學士畢業,現為文學及文化學系研究助理。

 

Popular Culture and Society Series - 

In collaboration the The Department of Literature and Cultural Studies

流行文化及社會系列 - 

與文學及文化學系合辦

Screening: Rock Me to the Moon

《一首搖滾上月球》放映會

Date: 5 Oct 2015 (Mon)
Time: 3:30-6:30
Venue: D1-LP-08

The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities cooperated with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office to bring a loved Taiwanese documentary Rock Me to the Moon to HKIEd. The documentary was awarded the Best Original Film Song (50th Golden Horse Award) and Audience Choice award (Taipei Film Award 2013), among many others.

It is about six Taiwanese fathers of children with rare diseases who are not willing to let fate defeat them. They started to learn music and even form a rock band with the goal to perform in the popular Hohaiyan Rock Festival. The film also documents their daily lives with their children, showing their trials and tribulations.

We are also delighted to have the bands guitarist Papa Li as a guest to share his experience and to perform for us.

流行文化與人文學研究中心與臺北經濟文化辦事處合辦《一首搖滾上月球》放映分享會,將這齣在臺灣大受喜愛的紀錄片呈獻給香港教育學院師生,讓大家忙裏偷閑,享受電影、音樂和人情味。此片榮獲第五十屆金馬獎之最佳原創電影歌曲獎和2013年台北電影獎之觀眾票選獎,講述六位有罕病孩子的爸爸的追夢故事。他們由零開始學音樂,並組成老爸樂團“睏熊霸”,用一年時間苦練登上了海洋音樂祭的小舞台。電影也記錄了他們與患病孩子的生活,和扣人心弦的真實感情。

我們亦很榮幸邀請到片中結他手李爸李正德作為嘉賓,為我們分享其經歷和為我們演奏一曲。

 

Guest: Mr. Li ChengTe

Guitarist in the film. Stay-at-home-dad who works as a website programmer. 

嘉賓: 李正德先生

片中結他手,為照女兒辭去工作成為自僱網頁程式員。

 

Study or Entertainment? Why Not Both: Studying Japanese Animation as Cultural Text

讀. 毒. 樂:日本動漫文化的文本研究

Date: 24 Sep 2015 (Thu)

Time: 16:30-18:30

Venue: D1-LP-06

 

Consumption of popular culture is often associated with corporal desire, it is therefore seldom an object of serious consideration. The speaker of this talk would break the common misunderstanding and general perception of Japanese anime as intoxicating, to discuss its meaning as cultural texts in relation to national history and social changes. He will also raise issues in concern with anime consumers.

普及文化消費總是令人聯想到膚淺的慾望‚難登大雅之堂。講者會跳出「睇得多會壞腦」的家長思維‚探討日本動漫作為文本‚在歷史及社會下的研究意義‚以及身為消費者或將面對的問題。

 

Speaker: Karma Kong

BA in Cultural and Heritage Management, City University of Hong Kong

Former Research Assistant, Department of Literature and Cultural Studies, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

講者: 江凱斌

香港城市大學文化遺產管理(榮譽)學士

曾任文學及文化學系研究助理

 

Popular Culture and Society Series - 

In collaboration the The Department of Literature and Cultural Studies

流行文化及社會系列 - 

與文學及文化學系合辦

 

 

 

 

Philosophy of Resistance: a Cultural Genealogy of Hong Kong “Hero” Films

反抗的哲學:香港「英雄片」的文化軌跡

Date: 18 Sep 2015 (Fri)

Time: 16:30-18:30

Venue: D1-LP-07

 

The genre of “heroic bloodshed” has long been hailed as one of great historical significance in Hong Kong cinema. In this talk, its origin as well as development will first be introduced, followed by an account of how we may have a glimpse of the cultural characteristics and changes of Hong Kong society through the representative films of the genre. The motif of resistance/revolt inherent in the genre will be highlighted as the key to making sense of its cinematic thrust that alludes to hopes and despairs in Hong Kong.

「英雄片」一直被視為香港其中一個最具歷史意義的片種。講座會介紹英雄片的起源及發展,再透過欣賞其代表作品了解香港社會的文化特徵及變遷,並集中討論其「反抗」主題如何折射出香港現實中的希望和絕望。

 

Speaker: Loi Ho Man, Felix

Graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (M.Phil), he taught a General Education course in the Hong Kong Institute of Education and was a research assistant in the Research Centre for Chinese Literature and Literary Culture. His area of interest includes Hong Kong Cinema, Critical Theory and Visual Culture.

講者: 雷浩文

香港中文大學文化研究哲學碩士畢業,曾於香港教育學院任教通識課程及就職中國文學文化研究中心研究助理。研究興趣包括香港電影、批評理論及視覺文化。

 

Popular Culture and Society Series - 

In collaboration the The Department of Literature and Cultural Studies

流行文化及社會系列 - 

與文學及文化學系合辦

Modern and Contemporary Literature and Critical

Modern and Contemporary Literature and Critical Theory Reading Group –
Caroline Levine’s Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network (2015)

Date: 15 April 2015

Co-organised with the English Department, HKU