[KS] June 10th Conference & Films: Poetry, Pedagogy & Alternative Internationalisms
Walter K. Lew
Lew at humnet.ucla.edu
Sat Jun 4 16:00:11 EDT 2005
Not all of the talks in this conference are devoted to Korean studies,
but Korean literary issues will be constantly returned to in the
various presentations and discussions. The complete schedule, notes on
the participants, and website (where the flier can be downloaded in PDF
format) can also be accessed at both
I would appreciate it if you could forward this message to your
colleagues or students in East and South Asian, comparative or world,
and contemporary American literary and cultural studies as well.
Walter K. Lew, event organizer
Visiting professor, Dept. of English, Mills College
June 10, 2005
Poetry, Pedagogy, and Alternative Internationalisms:
A Conference, Readings, and Film Screenings
At the University of California, Los Angeles
9:00 am-5:30 pm: Panels and readings in 306 Royce Hall
7:45 pm-10:30 pm: Film Screenings in 314 Royce Hall
Free and open to the public. Parking available for $7 at the kiosks for
Parking Structures 3, 4, and 5.
To download the conference flier, which has both the schedule and
biographical/bibliographical notes on the participants, please go to
click on "Click here for Flier." It is in PDF format.
For further information, contact: Walter K. Lew, event organizer
<Lew at humnet.ucla.edu>.
I. PANELS & READINGS (306 Royce Hall)
9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks
• Prof. Walter K. Lew, English Dept., Mills College
9:30-10:45 Translation's Role in East Asian Colonialism and
“Heterolingual Love: Kim Ôk's International Affections”
• Prof. Ann Choi, Asian Languages & Cultures Dept., Rutgers University
“Treacherous Translation: Debates on the 1938 Japanese Theatrical
Version of the Korean Tale Ch’unhyang-jôn (The Tale of Spring
• Serk-bae Suh, History Dept., UCLA
Moderator: Koichi Haga, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA.
10:45-12:00 Anarchism and Poetry in East Asia During the 1930s
“Advertising Tower: Anarchist Poetry at the Nexus of Commerce,
Censorship, and Avant-Garde Art Movements in Prewar Japan”
• Prof. William O. Gardner, Modern Languages & Literatures Dept.,
“Anarchism in East Asia in the Early 20th Century”
• Prof. Dongyoun Hwang, Asian Studies, Soka University, Aliso Viejo
Moderator: Prof. Juliana Spahr, English Dept., Mills College, coeditor
1:15-2:30 Other Internationalist Poetries of Resistance
"Apocrypha & Avant-Garde: (Early) (South) American Strategies
• Prof. Heriberto Yepez, Philosophy, Universidad Autónoma de Baja
"'Blame Me on History': The Drum Generation and South African
• David Buuck, History of Consciousness Dept., UC, Santa Cruz, editor
Moderator: Prof. Ann Choi.
2:45-4:00 Internationalisms and the Reform of "Creative Writing" in
"T/heres: What Pacific Poetries Might Add to the Teaching of Creative
• Prof. Juliana Spahr, English Dept., Mills College
"Neoliberalism, Collective Action, and the American MFA Industry"
• Prof. Mark Nowak, College of St. Catherine, Minneapolis, editor of
Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics
“Towards Decolonizasian: Integrating Pedagogies, Editorial Practices,
and Cultural Organizing North of the Border”
• Prof. Rita Wong, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, editorial
board member, West Coast Line
Moderator: Prof. Walter K. Lew.
4:00-5:30 Readings of Poetry, Translations, Poetics
Nowak, Choi, Gardner, Lew, Yepez, Buuck, Wong, Spahr.
II. Films (314 Royce Hall)
7:45-10:30 Films about Poetry, Pedagogy, and Politics
• A Night of Prophecy, dir. Amar Kanwar (India, 2002). 77 min.
• The Poet of Linge Homeland (Penyair Negeri Linge), dir. Aryo Danusiri
(Indonesia, 2000). 25 min.
• A Poet, Unconcealed Poetry (Puisi tak terkuburkan), dir. Garin
Nugroho (Indonesia, 1999). Excerpt, 50 min.
Sponsored by UCLA's Comparative and Interdisciplinary Research on Asia,
the UCLA International Institute, the UCLA Center for Japanese Studies,
Chain, Palm Press, West Coast Line, and Xcp: Crosscultural Poetics.
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