Seminar Series


2019-2020 First 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 Nicholas Luke.

17 September
*TUESDAY*

Professor Laura Marcus, Goldsmiths’ Professor of English Literature, New College, University of Oxford
Autobiography as Topoanalysis: the Spatial Dimensions of Life-Writing

26 September

Jackie Militello, The University of Hong Kong
Semiotic Emblems, Indexicality and Eliteness in Hong Kong
Andre Joseph Theng, The University of Hong Kong
Eliteness Strategies: Recognising Eliteness and the Semiotics of ‘Artisanal’ Coffee

3 October

Dr Rebecca Starr, National University of Singapore
Is Your Child Learning Singlish? Attitudes, Exposure, and Acquisition of Variation Among Local and Expatriate Children in Singapore

10 October

Dr Nicholas Luke, The University of Hong Kong
Avoidance as Love: Evading Cavell on Dover Cliff

24 October

Professor Monica Heller, University of Toronto
Sociolinguistics not-as-usual: lessons from Victor Klemperer

7 November

Professor Crispin Thurlow, University of Bern
Liquid Power: A Social Semiotics of the Infinity Pool

12 November
*TUESDAY,
6:30-8:00 pm *

Mohammed Hanif
Stories We Can't Tell (PEN Hong Kong Literature and Human Rights Lecture)

*This talk will take place in ​Bleak House Books, 27/F, Unit 05, 7-9 Pat Tat Street, Well Tech Centre, San Po Kong*

21 November
*CANCELLED*

Dr Caterina Romeo, Sapienza University of Rome
Disturbing Conventional Narratives of National Belonging: Transnational Trajectories in Contemporary Italy and Europe

28 November
*CANCELLED*

Dr Kaitlin Staudt, Education University of Hong Kong
Beauty Queens on the Global Stage: Women’s Visibility and the Turkish Modernist Novel


Last updated: 18 November 2019