Representations of Otherness:
Cultural Hermeneutics, East and West
April 1-2, 1988

Friday, April 1
9:00-9:15 Kathleen Woodward and William Halloran: Welcome
Ihab Hassan, "Representations and Otherness"

9:15-1:00 Theoretical Perspectives
George Marcus, "Feminist Stratagems and the Representation of Transcultural Otherness"
Masao Miyoshi, "After Marginality?"
Wlad Godzich, "Cultural Dialogics: Bakhtin and Cross-Cultural Interactions"

2:30-4:30 Exemplary Perspectives: India
R. Radhakrishnan, "Midnight's Children: The Politics of Liminality"
Malashri Lal, "Colonial India: Racial Indeterminacy in the Novels of Kipling, Tagore, & Scott"

Saturday, April 2
9:00AM - 1:00PM Exemplary Perspectives: China and Japan
Han-liang Chang, "Language of the Other: Western Conceptualizations of Chinese Script"
Anthony Yu, "History, Fiction, and the Reading of Chinese Narrative"
Iwao Iwamoto, "Perceiving and Representing Otherness: Shimazaki's Before the Dawn and Leithauser's Equal Distance"
Norma Field, "Native Discovery: Alien Heroes and Autobiography in the Fiction of Kenzaburo Oë"

2:30-4:30: colloquium
Ihab Hassan
A.N. Kaul
Gabriele schwab


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