Interested in studying Canadian literature and culture with our Canadian guest professor? Register now!
The Centre for Canadian Studies (ZKS) is delighted to announce that Prof. Chris Lee (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) will act as ZKS Guest Professor in the upcoming summer term. Prof. Lee is an expert in Canadian Literature and director of the Asian Canadian Studies programme at UBC. More information can be found on his website: https://english.ubc.ca/profile/christopher-lee/.
Prof. Lee will offer two seminars for master students of English:
- Narrating Asian Families in North America (LIT 801 / ELM 301 / NAS 301 / NAS 302)
(Blockseminar: 16.6., 17.6., 23.6., 24.6., 9-16h; introductory zoom session on 28.4., 9-10 am)
(For your information: Porta still shows “NN” as lecturer – do not be irritated, the seminar is offered by Prof. Lee)
This course examines how Asian families in Canada and the United States have been portrayed in literature, film, media, and cultural criticism. We start by looking at how families were affected by racist immigration legislation in effect from roughly the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. We will then consider how mid-century immigration reforms altered the conditions of family life and conclude by considering alternative formations of kinship such as adoption and queer kinship.
- Asian Canadian Literature and Culture (LIT 801 / ELM 402 / NAS 402 / NAS 403)
(together with Prof. Ralf Hertel, thursdays, 10-12 am.)
This seminar proposes to explore the field of Asian Canadian Literature and Culture by a close reading of selected texts, such as Wayson Choy’s The Jade Peony and short stories by Madeleine Thien and others. In addition, we will ask how Asian Canadian culture manifests itself in other media, for instance in TV series such as Kim’s Convenience.
There are still places available in both seminars –register now via Porta.
Ralf Hertel, Head of the Centre for Canadian Studies