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
*TUESDAY*

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
*TUESDAY*

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
*TUESDAY*

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*

12 March
*TUESDAY*        

Dr. Michael Gadaleto,    Pennsylvania State University
“Spenser’s 'Vnperfite' Nationhood: Transnational Intimacy and 'Mingled' History in the 'Saluage Iland'

13 March
*WEDNESDAY*

Dr. Nicholas Luke,    The University of Hong Kong
“Resurrection Events in Shakespeare's Late Plays”

14 March

Dr. Benjamin D. VanWagoner,    The City University of New York
“Pirate Encounters: Negotiating Risk in Shakespeare and Early East India Company Accounts”

21 March         

Dr Yalız Akbaba,     Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
“Make Migration Great Again: Discourse Ethnography on the Double-bind for Migrant Teachers in Germany”

28 March           

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

11 April     

Professor Helen Smith,    University of York
What's the Matter? Thinking with Shakespeare's Stuff

*This talk will take place in Room CRT-7.58, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus*

18 April            

John Scott Daly,   The University of Hong Kong
“Below the Line: The Construction of a ‘Permanent Underclass’ in YouTube Comments”
Natalie Mo,     The University of Hong Kong
“Her Shadow: Killing Off the Female Double in Realist and Gothic Fiction
Anneliese Ng,     The University of Hong Kong
“Replotting the Harlot’s Progress: Motherhood and Moral Agency in Gaskell's Ruth


Last updated: 16 April 2019