Marvels & Monsters: A Symposium on Asian Images in Comics and Graphic Narratives

April 23, 2014 Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University

Program

9:00 AM

Coffee, Wang Center Chapel

9:30 AM

Welcome:  Janet H. Clarke, Symposium Chair

Constantia Constantinou, Dean of Stony Brook University Libraries

9:45 AM

Guided Tour of “Marvels & Monsters” Exhibit 

Jeff Yang, Exhibit Curator

10:30 AM

Keynote: “Korean Americans and the Visual Field of Asian American Graphic Narratives.” Min Hyoung Song,  Professor of English, Boston College

Introduction by Jeffrey Santa Ana, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Stony Brook University

12:00 PM

Lunch, Wang Center Chapel

1:00 PM

Session 1:  Research Topics

Chair, Jeffrey Santa Ana, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook University

“Yellowface in Cloud Atlas: Problems of Race and Utopia.” Connor Pitetti, Graduate Student, Department of English, Stony Brook University

“Who is the Asian here? Comparing different Graphical Strategies in Bladerunner and The Fifth Element.” Ignacio Choi, Graduate Student, Department of Comparative Studies, Stony Brook University

“Turning Water into Gold: The Immaterial World and Control of Water Resources in Craig Thompson’s  Habibi.” Timothy Wilcox, Graduate Student, Department of English, Stony Brook University

“Graphic Memoir and Family History in Ann Marie Fleming’s The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam.” Matthew Mosher, Graduate Student, Department of English, Stony Brook University

2:30 PM

Session 2: Asian American Artists

Chair, Jeff Yang, “Marvels & Monsters” Exhibit Curator

Derek Kirk Kim, artist

Lisa Lim, artist and writer

3:30PM

 Coffee, Wang Center Chapel

3:45 PM

Closing Plenary Session

Chair, Dylan Yeats, Doctoral Student, Department of History, New York University

Remarks: Nancy Squires, Dean, College of Arts and Science, Stony Brook University

“Asians in the West: Yesterday’s Global Slavery.” Lisa Yun, Associate Professor of English and Asian & Asian American Studies, Binghamton University.

Introduction by Nerissa Balce, Associate Professor, Department of Asian & Asian American Studies, Stony Brook University

“After the Arab Spring Revolts: Political and Security Consequences for North Africa and the Sahel.” Ricardo Laremont, Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Binghamton University

Introduction by Harsh Bhasin, Chair, Department of Asian & Asian American Studies, Stony Brook University

5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

The Symposium is free, but registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE SYMPOSIUM.

The Symposium and accompanying exhibit are jointly presented by University LibrariesCharles B. Wang Center, and Center for Korean Studies.  Generous support is provided by the Dean of the College of Arts & SciencesCultural Analysis & Theory Department, Asian American Center, Confucius Institute, and a grant from the Presidential Mini-Grant for Diversity Initiatives at Stony Brook University.

For more information contact: Kathleen Maxheimer, kathleen.maxheimer@stonybrook.edu631-632-7135

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