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Resistance Reimagined: East Asian Languages and Cultures Graduate Student Symposium

The University of Southern California hosts a graduate symposium on the new forms of resistance in society and political change.

September 29, 2018 11:30am to 5:30pm
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Graduates Studying East Asia at the University of Southern California invite graduate students conducting research in all disciplines related to East Asia to submit abstracts for our 2018 symposium, “Resistance Reimagined,” to take place September 29, 2018. This conference aims to investigate and formulate new theorizations of resistance as well as rethink how communities and individuals construct narratives to reimagine social and political changes in the context of East Asia. The topic can be interpreted widely in relation to various fields, including but not limited to cinema and media studies, gender studies, history, linguistics, literature, religion, and visual studies.
Topics can include but are not limited to:
Methods and practices that initiate or imagine resistance;
Representation of marginal communities or intersectional identities;
Strategies or modes of resistance movements and activism efforts;
Pedagogies of resistance in East Asian studies.
The conference will provide an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on East Asia with each other and invited faculty panelists. The conference provides a venue for participants to meet other scholars in their fields conducting similar research and to forge new professional relationships. Submissions are welcome from graduate students in all disciplines. Papers should be related to East Asia, including East Asian interactions with the wider world.
Applicants should submit an abstract (max. 250 words) and a short biography (max. 150 words) to by May 1, 2018 (5:00 p.m. PST).