Summer School on Modern Asian Literatures and Cultures

Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Deadline: 26th May 2019

The 2019 summer school is dedicated to the modern Asian cultural record. For the purpose of this summer school, we include literature, film, music and art, focussing primarily on China, but the school also covers topics related to Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Leading experts from around the world will offer theoretical and comparative courses resonating with the school’s central theme: the tension between the local tradition and modernity.

Local tradition includes religion, philosophy, local custom and folklore. Modernity is the complex of capitalism, communism, consumerism, free market economy, and globalisation, jointly shaping the South and East Asian cultures. In particular, the school focuses on the latest developments in Asian fantasy literature, including internet literature, modern historiographic fiction, and science fiction.

The notion of literature here includes the full written cultural record, including its visualisations (film, theatre, comics, etc.) in the modern Asian cultures using both primary texts and translations. The other arts (music, visual arts, architecture, etc.) are understood in a conventional way.

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