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Dr. Lily Li, CHU professor, to Present Panel & Paper at the 2018 ACLA

Dr. Lily Li, CHU professor

        Dr. Lily Li, who teaches Humanities at EKU, is the organizer of a panel (Stream S011) at the 2018 ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) annual conference in Los Angeles, March 28-April 1, 2018. The panel is entitled “East-West Intertextuality in Modern Literature and Cinema” (co-organizer Kwok-kan Tam), and includes 12 papers on East-West cross-cultural studies. Dr. Li will also present in the panel her paper “Lightness and Weight:  Artists in Exile by Milan Kundera and Xiaolu Guo.”  

        The panel description is as follows:  As literary arts, including fiction, poetry, drama, and cinema, have become increasingly global, the intertextual relationships and influences of Eastern and Western writers and film-makers have flourished, creating a new and intriguing web of multicultural and cross-cultural artistic dialogues, “seeking the spheres, to connect them” to borrow a phrase from Walt Whitman.  This panel includes papers that explore and analyze such East-West relationships, whether of a thematic, structural, or stylistic nature, in modern literary arts.  Studies arguing either direct influence or internal aesthetic or philosophical congruity are featured, with emphasis on comparative methodology and the cultural value of the intertextual dimension in any given instance.

      Dr. Li received her Ph.D in Comparative Literature at Indiana University Bloomington. She currently teaches in the Department of Languages, Cultures, and Humanities at EKU. She has successfully organized panels for the AAS (Association for Asian Studies) and the ACLA annual conferences. She is currently co-editing, with distinguished Prof. Kwok-kan Tam, a critical volume on Diasporic Chinese Literature, Film, and Art. Her research interests include modern Chinese literature and film, Asian/Asian American literature and film, diasporic Chinese literature, transnational literature and literature in exile, East-West comparative literature, and world literature.

Published on March 07, 2018

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