17 March 2012

Conferences: Dis-Placing the East/West Binary, Cardiff, 2 November 2012; and Sensualising Deformity, Edinburgh, 15-16 June 2012 (program)

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Film and Visual Culture Research at Cardiff University plays host to the one-day international symposium, Dis-Placing the East/West Binary: Aesthetic and Cultural Crossover in Film and Visual Culture at the tail end of this year. Taking place over the course of a full day from 10am to 6pm on 2 November 2012, the symposium examines and interrogates "contemporary displacements and transformations of relations between East Asian and Euro-American film and visual culture", with an emphasis on exploring the loaded concept of "place" in East/West visual culture.

The event features a keynote from Jane Chi Hyun Park, whose book, Yellow Future: Oriental Style in Hollywood Cinema was published by University of Minnesota Press in 2010. The organiser is currently inviting presentation proposals for the event.

On a slightly different note, the Edinburgh-based conference Sensualisng Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment (which we blogged about before) has now released their provisional programme, packed with a full schedule of talks and with keynotes by Margrit Shildrick, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Peter Hutchings and Jeffrey Jerome Cohen.

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