Conference – Western Critical Theory and Chinese Literary Scholarship

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Date: 23-24 May 2019 | Venue: Paul S. Lam Conference Centre, Lingnan University | Language: English | Organized by the Centre for Humanities Research and the Department of Chinese, Lingnan University

The conference initiates in-depth dialogues between Western and Chinese literary theories. The dialogues illuminate the unique features of each as well as their shared insights into issues of universal interest from comparative perspectives. The papers of this conference evaluate the application of Western critical theories to the studies of modern and pre-modern Chinese literature and introduce the latest Western critical theories that may throw new light on intrinsic and/or extrinsic aspects of Chinese poetry, fiction, drama, and other genres.

A good number of papers will be selected and peer reviewed for possible publication in Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature, a Duke University Press journal, either as themed clusters in a regular issue or as a special issue, in the fall of 2020. If written in Chinese, selected papers will be peer-reviewed for possible publication in the Lingnan Journal of Chinese Studies 嶺南學報.