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Reorientational Theory in Practice: An Introductory Panel


The welcome event for the Reorientations Interdisciplinary Study Group will bring together a panel of graduate students to discuss how themes of Orientalism and re-orientation enter their scholarship. This event will be an excellent opportunity for both beginning and seasoned graduate students interested in bringing wider global perspective to their work. 

The panel will feature the following speakers: 

  • Emily Brink (Art History, Stanford)
  • Matt Oches (English Language and Literature, UM) 
  • Nan Da (English Language and Literature, UM/Notre Dame)

A planning session and interest meeting for the group will follow the panel. All are welcome to attend.

Please contact Bessie McAdams (emcadams@umich.edu) or Alice Tsay (atsay@umich.edu) for more information. 

Reorientations is an interdisciplinary group working towards building the scale and quality of reorientational studies, which is not the rewriting but the rethinking of dominant historical doxa in English literary criticism along a global, transnational and transpacific axis. Topics that reorientational studies take up include, but are certainly not limited to: Global English, Transpacific Nationalism, Global Commodities and Labor movements, Historicizing Globalization, Transnational Discourses and Bodies, Translation and Translingual Theory, Global Imaginaries, Virtual Worlds, Cosmopolitanism, Travel(ing) Texts, Pacific Island Studies, Orientalism(s), Sinology and Neo-Sinology, Western and Eastern Imperialism/ Literary Nationalism, Queer Asians/ Cosmopolitans, Theories of Geography and Space, and the role of the East in Contemporary Critical Theory.

Start Time: 9/18/2013  4:00 pm  PM
Location: 3184 Angell Hall (English Dept Faculty Lounge)
Website: http://www.umich.edu/~reorient
Contact: atsay@umich.edu
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