Duke University will host a select graduate student conference in conjunction with its second annual Critical Asian Humanities workshop, April 8–9, 2016. Critical Asian Humanities is an interdisciplinary field that emphasizes humanistic inquiry while critically interrogating many of the assumptions on which the humanities have traditionally relied.
The workshop’s keynote speakers will be: David Der-wei Wang of Harvard University (“Worlding Literary China: History, Literature and Chinese Modernity”); John Treat of Yale University (“Arendt in Asia: Judgment and Responsibility in Nanjing and Hiroshima”); and Colleen Lye of the University of California Berkeley (“Asian American Sixties”).
The graduate student conference component of the workshop on April 8 will feature papers by four to six graduate students, to be selected by a panel of Duke faculty and graduate students. Duke will cover the domestic travel and three days of room/board for the graduate students who are invited to speak.
Although the workshop does not have a formal theme, preference will be given to graduate student papers that complement the keynote speakers’ focus on transregionalism and transnationalism. Students working on Asia in any discipline in the humanities or interpretive social sciences are welcome to apply.
Send a 500-word abstract and brief biographical statement to Carlos Rojas (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 1, 2015.