23 Feb 2021 Taiwan Festival – Literature Strand
2021 Taiwan Festival – Literature Strand
The 2021 Taiwan Festival – Literature Strand will host talks from contemporary Taiwan authors, Shawna Yang Ryan and Wu Ming-yi and academics, Dr Gwennaël Gaffric, Dr Ti-han Chang, and Prof Niki Alsford showcasing a range of Taiwan Literature covering topics of climate change and migrants.
To take part, register your place on Eventbrite.
Day 1 March 18, 2021 (Thurs)
Opening Remarks by Director of ISAP, Prof Niki Alsford
Authors’ Perspectives: Taiwanese Literary Writing- History, Memory and Migration
Shawna Yang Ryan, “Green Island: Speaking Back to History”
Wu Ming-yi, “Historical Experiences and/or Experiences of History: On Migration History and Memory of The Stolen Bicycle”
Conversation with Contemporary Taiwanese Writers (Ti-han Chang and Gwennaël Gaffric)
Day 2 March 19, 2021 (Fri)
Public Lecture I: Migration, Environment and Taiwanese Literature
Gwennaël Gaffric, University of Lyon 3, “Migrants of tomorrow: Climate Refugees in Wu Ming-yi’s fiction”
Round Table discussion: Understanding Taiwanese Identity through the Lens of Literature, Migration and Memory.
Interlocuters (in alphabetic order)
- Niki ALSFORD, University of Central Lancashire
- Ti-han CHANG, University of Central Lancashire
- Gwennaël GAFFRIC, University of Lyon 3
- Lara MOMESSO, University of Central Lancashire
- Shawna YANG RYAN, University of Hawai’i at Maona
- Ming-yi WU, University of Dong Hwa
Concluding Remarks by event organiser, Dr Ti-han Chang