Call for proposal : Adaptations in/from Chinese Literature before 1900
Lieu : Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 8-10.
Panel Chairs : Dr. Graham Sanders and Dr. Xiaowen Xu (University of Toronto)
Panel Title : Although much critical attention has been given to individual works of Chinese literature before 1900, there are still questions that can be asked for a better understanding of how premodern Chinese texts have traveled and mingled within their tradition, and beyond it. This panel calls for papers that approach the circulation of Chinese texts before 1900 ; possible topics may include, but are not limited to :
• Words and images as literary allusions in classical Chinese literature.
• Adaptations, such as classical tales or histories retold as in premodern Chinese literature, e.g., vernacular narratives, or drama.
• Reading/Writing experience of premodern Chinese literati across different genres.
• English translation of premodern Chinese texts : what can preserved, and what is left behind ?
• Prose and poetry : how these two forms of discourse engage one another in premodern texts.
• Visual words : modern adaptations (in any medium) of premodern Chinese textual sources.
We welcome papers that explore Chinese texts before 1900, and those that discuss the continuing legacy of premodern Chinese texts in modern times.
Please submit a proposal of no more than 250 words to Xiaowen Xu (xiaowen.xu utoronto.ca) by February 28, 2015.
Notice of acceptance or rejection will be given by March 15, 2015.