115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Asian Literature II

Session Chair: 
Alexandra Strudwick Yan, University of California, Irvine
Session 4: Friday 3 – 4:30 pm
Henry 202
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  1. Jude Y. Yang, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    The fundamental argument of this presentation will be that research on motherhood in Korean socialist literature should be conducted in conjunction with or from the perspective of how the concept of “mother” as advocated by Korean socialist thinkers was developed and implemented.
  2. Aviya Amir, University of California, Riverside
    The prologue of Kang Sang-jung's 2013 novel Omoni juxtaposes multiple spaces and temporalities in the site of a crematorium. Reading the crematorium as a Foucauldian heterotopia, this paper argues that by grounding his narrative in a fundamentally unstable space, Kang shapes the readers' view of zainichi as a liminal population.
  3. Toshiaki Komura, Kobe College
    Recovery from disasters has been regarded as either a personal undertaking—such as in the Freudian model of mourning—or a communal process—such as in Judith Butler’s Precarious Life—rather than a phenomenon in which both are implicated.  The present paper argues that peripherization of vision anchors the coexistence of personal resilience and communal healing.
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