[Public Talk] Taiwan & Asian Queer Literature, Feb 15th

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I am excited to announce that I will be speaking at a forthcoming event organised by the Taiwan Film Festival in Australia (TFFA) – in partnership with Multicultural New South Wales and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras – on “Taiwan and Asia Queer Literature.”

This dinner discussion will focus on questions of queer literature from Asia through the lens of Taiwan, with my contributions specifically addressing questions of “inter-Asian referencing” and what Asian literature and media can tell us about global queering beyond Western-focused narratives and theories.

I will be joined by Professor Ari Larissa Heinrich of the Australian National University, a noted scholar of Sinophone queer literature and the translator of Chi Ta-Wei’s novel The Membranes. Indeed, I will be in conversation with Professor Heinrich concerning The Membranes, as well as the queer Taiwanese novel Notes of a Desolate Man by Chu T’ien-Wen. It looks to be a fascinating discussion and I would like to thank Benson Wu, director of TFFA, for inviting me to join!

Professor Heinrich and I will also discuss our own academic books at the event. You can learn more about my own book Regimes of Desire here.

May be an image of 8 people, people standing and text that says "m TAIWANESE 台灣 書櫃BOOKSHELVES REGIMES of DESIRE YOUNG GAY MEN, MEDIA, AND MASCULINITY IN TOKYO THOMAS BAUDINETTE CHINESE SURPLUS GOMMODIFIED ARILARISSAHEINRICH ARI LARISSA HEINRICH 15.02.2022 台灣與亞洲醋兒文學 Taiwan & Asia Queer Literature"

This is, unfortunately, an in person event which will not be recorded. If you are in Sydney for Mardi Gras, however, do consider coming along! You can register here.

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