From March 19-22, 2006, the University of Notre Dame will hold a conference in honor of Bei Dao, a world-renowed poet originally from mainland China. He is the founding editor of Jintian, "Today", a pro-democracy underground literary journal published in China.
Schedule of Events(All events held in the Center for Continuing Education/McKenna Hall)
Sunday, March 19, 2006
7:00-9:00 p.m. Opening Reception
9:00 p.m. Readings Maxine Hong Kingston, Bei Dao
Monday, March 20, 2006
8:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony
8:30 a.m. Keynote Address
Professor N.G.D. Malmqvist "On Generation Gaps and the Rebirth of Phoenix
9:30 a.m. Coffee
10:00 a.m. Panel 1: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Poetry I
Yibing Huang, "Recognizing the Unignorable: Where Does One See Oneself in Post-1989 Chinese Poetry?";
Liansu Meng, "The Underground City of the Sun: A Close Look at Jintian's Poetry Through the Lenses of Readers' Letters and Contributions";
Maghiel van Crevel, "Words or Birds? Bei Dao's Exile Poetry"
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:30 p.m. Panel II: Today and Literary History
Michel Hockx, "Reading Today Today"
Christopher Lupke, "Interventions into Modern Chinese"
John Rosenwald, "New Nets, New Networks: Today in English"
6:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Readings Robert Coover, C.D. Wright
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
9:30 a.m. Panel III: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Poetry II
Yunte Huang, "The Chinese Written Character as the Digital Medium for Poetry"
Dian Li, "The Text and the Context of the Contemporary Chinese Poem"
Anne Weddell-Weddellsburg, "The Concept of Solitude in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Poetry"
12:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Roundtable: Today Progressive Regressive Reflection
Lydia H. Liu, Moderator
6:00 p.m. Dinner and Closing Ceremony
8:00 p.m. Readings Russell Banks, Michael Palmer