Deceiving Dragons: Affecting Tradition in Korean Contemporary Arts
Ambivalence stands at the heart of what can be considered the act of “inventing tradition” in contemporary Asian arts, a creative practice of self-fashioning one’s cultural sense of belonging at the local or national level. Particular attention should be paid to the way in which the act of invention plays out against the globalist system of representation in which Asian arts are often essentialized as signs of “Asianness,” an Orientalist construct of otherness that coheres into the world picture that privileges the Occidental gaze.
Jieun Rhee is a professor of Art History at Myongji University in Seoul, South Korea. She is a 2019-2020 faculty fellow at the Newhouse Center for the Humanities.
Oct 29, 4–5:15 PMSilencing: On Various Kinds of Communicative Interference and Why They Matter
Newhouse Center fellow Mary Kate McGowan (Margaret Clapp '30 Distinguished Alumna Professor of Philosophy) offers accounts of different types of silencing and how they undermine the complex art of communication.Event Date:Thursday, October 29, 2020 -4:00pm to 5:15pm
Nov 19, 4–5:15 PM
Oct 28, 2:30–3:45 PM
Dec 3, 4–5:15 PMTransatlantic Pacts: America and the Production of Postwar French Literature
Newhouse Center fellow Sara Kippur (Associate Professor of French, Trinity College) will host a workshop-style presentation on her ongoing research project, a transatlantic literary history of postwar French literature.Event Date:Thursday, December 3, 2020 -4:00pm to 5:15pm