In this lecture, Professor Shih will explore world literature from the perspective of world history, paying particular attention to global racial formations. In the process, she hopes to propose a new theory of comparison.
About the Speaker:
Shu-mei Shih is a professor of Comparative Literature, Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies at UCLA and the Hong-Yin and Suet-Fong Chan professor of Chinese at the University of Hong Kong. The founder of the field known as Sinophone studies, she works at the intersection of area studies, ethnic studies, and comparative literature. Her works in the last decade include such authored and co-edited books as Minor Transnationalism (2005), Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific (2007), The Creolization of Theory (2011), and Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader (2013).
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