AALA Forum 2004(第12回)


“Asian American Literature in a Global Frame”  


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第1日目 9月25日(土)
1:45 ~ 2:45 基調講演
“Maxine Hong Kingston in a Global Frame”
講師:Sau-ling Wong  (UC Berkeley)
7:00 ~ 9:00 夕べの講演と懇談
“Asian American Literary Studies in Korea”
講師:Kun Jong Lee (Korea University)

第2日目 9月26日(日)
9:00 ~ 10:50 特別講演
“Going Global: Reflections on Recent Asian British Fiction”
講師:Yu-cheng Lee (Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)


“Asian American Literature in a Global Frame”

Host:Asian American Literature Association in Japan
Sponsors:The Japan Foundation, The American Studies Foundation, Kobe Women’s University

Date:September 25-26, 2004
Place:Peare Kyoto
(Address) 345 Tokudaiji-Den-cho, Imadegawa-Sagaru, Shinmachi-Dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-0932

Day One September 25 (Sat)
Coordinators:Chitoshi Motoyama (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)
Kyoko Norma Nozaki (Kyoto Sangyo University)
1:00 ~ 1:30 Registration
1:30 ~ 1:45 Opening Address Teruyo Ueki (President of AALA, Kobe Women’s University)
1:45 ~ 2:45 Keynote Speech
“Maxine Hong Kingston in a Global Frame”
Speaker:Sau-ling Wong (UC Berkeley)
Chair:Yoshiko Takita (Tokyo University)
2:45 ~ 3:15 Tea & Coffee
3:15 ~ 3:45 Discussion
・Naoko Sugiyama (Saitama University)
・Gayle Sato (Meiji University)
3:45 ~ 4:45 Q&A Session
5:00 ~ 7:00 AALA 15th Anniversary Dinner Party
MCs:Minoru Kanda (Asian Improv Records) & Mie Hihara (Kyoto Women’s University)
7:00 ~ 9:00 Lecture & Discussion
“Asian American Literary Studies in Korea”
Speaker:Kun Jong Lee (Korea University)
Chair:Akitoshi Nagahata (Nagoya University)

Day Two September 26 (Sun)
8:00 ~ 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 ~ 10:00 Lecture
“Going Global: Reflections on Recent Asian British Fiction”
Speaker:Yu-cheng Lee (Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Chair:Teruyo Ueki (Kobe Women’s University)
10:00 ~ 10:50 Q&A Session
10:50 ~ 11:50 General Meeting Chair:Hiroko Arima (Keisen Women’s University)
11:50 ~ 12:00 Closing Address Fukuko Kobayashi (Waseda University)
12:30 ~ 2:30      Luncheon at Rokusei (Kyoto cuisine)
MC:Kyoko Norma Nozaki (Kyoto Sangyo University)

Abstracts of Keynote Speech and Lectures
(Full text of Keynote Speech and Lectures will be available at the conference)

☆ Tentative abstract of Keynote Speech:“Maxine Hong Kingston in a Global Frame” by Sau-ling Wong (UC Berkeley)
Since its publication a little over a quarter century ago, Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior has been canonized as an integral part of contemporary American literature, which means that it is being read and studied all over the world wherever there are programs in American literature. I am interested in what happens to the text and the institutional location with which it has been most closely associated in the U.S.―Asian American literary studies, a “minority” critical practice? when the text goes abroad. At times there are “Asian connections” overseas, e.g., connections through culture or language, but often it is institutional mediation through the American nation-state that makes possible the study of this “minority” text.  What aspects of the book are brought out in each case? What uses is it put to? I would like to compare the reception of The Woman Warrior in several parts of the world and reflect upon canon formation and cultural pedagogy based on my findings.

☆ Abstract of Special Lecture:“Asian American Literary Studies in Korea” by Kun Jong Lee (Korea University)
Korean literary scholars’ interest in Asian American literature is a fairly recent phenomenon. It was in 1994 that the first scholarly paper on Asian American literature was published in Korea. Despite such a short history, however, Asian American literary studies has been an ever-growing area in English studies. A review of the published papers will reveal the achievements and limitations of Asian American literary studies in Korea. Korean scholars have manifested a profound imbalance of interest and emphasis in their studies of Asian American literature. They have focused too much on Korean American literature and Chinese American literature; Japanese American literature and Filipino American literature have not been properly studied; and no South East Asian American and South Asian American text has drawn any interest from Korean scholars. No less problematically, the topics of the papers are almost the same as those of the papers published in other countries and, in a sense, have failed to show the quintessentially Korean perspectives. Partly to demonstrate how a Korean scholar might make a substantial contribution to the study of Korean American texts, I will discuss Younghill Kang’s Murder in the Royal Palace, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee, Nora Okja Keller’s Comfort Woman, and Heinz Insu Fenkl’s Memories of My Ghost Brother.

☆Suggested Readings for Special Lecture:“Going Global: Reflections on Recent Asian British Fiction” by Yu-cheng Lee (Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Ali, Monica. Brick Lane. Simon & Schuster, 2004.
Kureishi, Hanif. The Buddha of Suburbia. Penguin, 1990. [ハニフ・クレイシ『郊外のブッダ』古賀林幸訳、中央公論社、1996].
—. Intimacy. Faber and Faber, 1999.[ハニフ・クレイシ『ぼくは静かに揺れ動く』中川五郎訳、アーティストハウス、2000].
Mo, Timothy. Brownout on Breadfruit Boulevard. Paddleless Press, 1997.
—. Sour Sweet. Paddleless Press, 1999.
Smith, Zadie. White Teeth. Random House, 2000 [ゼイディー・スミス『ホワイト・ティース』(上)(下)小竹由美子訳、新潮社、2001].
—. The Autograph Man. Random House, 2003 [ゼイディー・スミス『直筆商の哀しみ』小竹由美子訳、新潮社、2004].