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Fall 2000 Humanities Lecture Series


"Against the Bourgeois and National Bodies: Yu Miri and Queer Domesticity"

Dr. Lisa Yoneyama
Literature and Cultural Studies
University of California, San Diego

Abstract:
While Korean writers had always been integral to the modern Japanese literary establishment since the colonial period, a number of Japanese-Korean women writers in recent years have gained much visibility in literary and other cultural domains. What does their commercial as well as critical success mean, when juxtaposed to the structural marginalization of racial and other minorities in Japan? What are the implications of the prominence of these diasporic writers within the context of Japan's official and corporate multiculturalism? The paper explores these questions by examining the writings by Yu Miri, a highly awarded third generation ethnic Korean woman whose texts have always been dominated by the themes of dysfunctional families and unconventional sexuality.

Date: Wednesday, November 29th
Time: 12 pm
Place: Auditorium, Center for Korean Studies

Reception to follow.

Co-sponsored by:
The UH Humanities Council, the Center for Korean Studies, the Center for Japanese Studies, the Departments of Anthropology, American Studies and East Asian Languages and Literature and the EWC/UHM International Cultural Studies Certificate Program


Workshop: "Cultural Studies in Japan"

with
Dr. Lisa Yoneyama
Literature and Cultural Studies
University of California, San Diego

Date: Thursday, November 30th
Time: 2 pm
Place: Tokioka Room, Center for Japanese Studies
Co-sponsored by:
The UH Humanities Council, the Center for Japanese Studies and The EWC/UHM International Cultural Studies Certificate Program 


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