CfP: MLA 2021 Convention LLC East Asian Forum Call for Papers January 7-10, 2021 (deadline: 2020-03-15)


Crossing Borders and Transcultural Flow in Modern East Asia
Subject Fields: Chinese History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Literature, Film and Film History
Location: Toronto, Canada

This panel seeks to explore instances of East-West and intra-Asian transcultural encounters in modern and contemporary East Asian literature and film. We welcome papers that examine case studies of literary and/or cultural translation; the role translation played in the modernization processes of East Asian countries; texts that traveled to East Asia from the West via the mediation of translation or adaptation; transculturations of East Asian literary and/or visual texts; dynamic intertextuality in East Asia; cultural collaborations that transcend national boundaries; and analyses of the power dynamics between East Asian texts and global cultural discourses. We hope to open up discussions that address broad but fundamental questions concerning the creation, “travel” and transculturation of texts across the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

We encourage contributions from the fields of Chinese Studies, East Asian Studies, Taiwan Studies, Sinophone Studies, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media Studies, as well as other fields.

Please send a 250-word abstract and a short CV by March 15, 2020 to Géraldine Fiss (
Contact Info: Géraldine Fiss, University of Southern California,
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