Seminar Series

2017-2018 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 Hannah Shipman.


1 February 2018

Dr. Johan Siebers, Religious Studies Unit, Middlesex University London


Saying and Renunciation in Chang Chung-yuan's Commentary to the Dao De Jing



8 February 2018

Dr. Adeline Johns-Putra, School of Literature and Languages, University of Surrey


Literary Realism in the Anthropocene



1 March 2018

Dr. Chris Patterson, Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University


Transitive Cultures: Anglophone Literature of the Transpacific



15 March 2018  

Dr. des. Nicole Eberle, School of English, The University of Hong Kong


Bermuda on the Move: Origins and Typological Affinities of Bermudian English



22 March 2018  

Prof. Deborah Cameron, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford


Language and The Problem of Women’s Authority


17.30 - 19.00
Social Sciences Chamber, 11/F, Jockey Club Tower
Pre-talk reception 17.00 - 17.30



29 March 2018

Dr. Otto Heim, School of English, The University of Hong Kong


Samoan ghost stories: John Kneubuhl and oral history



12 April 2018 

Dr. Joanna Mansbridge, Department of English, City University of Hong Kong


Building Memory: Digital Place-Making in Zuni Icosahedron's Architecture of the City



19 April 2018 

Dr. Harriet Hulme, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, The University of Hong Kong


'An act of welcome': writing as hospitality in Refugee Tales (2016)



26 April 2018

(1) Ms. Xu Lingyi Olivia,  RPg, School of English, The University of Hong Kong


"At Last It Arrested Her": The Historical Portrait in Pride and Prejudice


(2) Mr. Chan Man Long Johnson, RPg, School of English, The University of Hong Kong


Why Verse? Aurora Leigh and the Rise of the Verse-Novel




Last updated: 17 April 2018