Seminar Series

2018-2019 Second Semester

Unless otherwise specified, all seminars are on Thursdays and will begin at 4:30 pm in Room CRT-7.45, 7/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU. Questions, corrections, or comments to Dr Anya Adair.

15 January

Dr. Jaspal Singh,   The University of Hong Kong
“Loudness Registers: Normalising Cosmopolitan Identities in Narratives of Ethnic Othering”

17 January  

Dr. Jerry Won Lee,    The University of California, Irvine
“Disinventing Language, Reconstituting Nation: The Location of ‘Korea’ in the Semiotic Landscape of East Asia”

22 January

Dr. Mieke Vandenbroucke,    Ghent University
“Discursive Agency in Negatively Anchored Marriage Fraud Investigations in Belgium”

24 January          

Dr. Daniel Weston,   Norwegian University of Science and Technology
“Illuminating Cambridge Admission”

31 January          

Ana Deumert and Nkululeko Mabandla,    The University of Cape Town
“Decolonizing Linguistics”

14 February

Dr. Beth Harper,    The University of Hong Kong
“‘A disease that’s in my flesh that I must needs call mine’: Lear, Macbeth and the fear of futurity”

19 February

Dr. Daniel Orrells,    King’s College London
“Greek Love and Orientalism”

*This talk will take place in Room CPD-3.04, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus*

28 March           

Prof. Ian Duncan,    The University of California, Berkeley
“Charles Dickens, Transformist: Popular Science and the Victorian Novel”

18 April               

Sean P. Smith,     The University of Hong Kong
“Landscape as Marketplace: Self-branding and Commodification in Instagram’s travel genre”
John Scott Daly,     The University of Hong Kong
Title TBC

Last updated: 15 February 2019