Chinese Studies Seminar Series: 'Queer As Catachresis: Beijing Queer Film Festival in Cultural Translation’
|Starts:||17:00 25 Nov 2015|
|Ends:||18:30 25 Nov 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
All are welcome to attend the next talk in the Chinese Studies Seminar Series. Next week, Dr Hongwei Bao will be delivering the talk: 'Queer As Catachresis: Beijing Queer Film Festival in Cultural Translation’.
Time: Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 5.00-6.30 pm
Place: University Place 2.219
In this paper, I will trace the history of the Beijing Queer Film Festival (2001 to present), and, in doing so, discuss how the idea of queer, film festival as a cultural form, and LGBT activism have been translated into the postsocialist Chinese context. I propose to think about the process in the Derridian notion of catachresis, through which new forms of subjectivity, public culture and social activism have been constantly reinvented.
Dr Hongwei Bao is Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the University of Nottingham. His research primarily focuses on gender, sexuality and queer activism in contemporary China.
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