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The Quick and the Dead: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

The Quick and the Dead is a multi-phase, yearlong program that highlights the life, work, and legacy of a deceased writer with a series of public events and commissions. This edition focuses on Korean American poet and artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha.

Seminar 1 “Migration and Memory”: This inaugural section addresses the function of cultural history, memory, and kinship within Cha’s work. Cha locates and destabilizes notions of motherhood, responsibility to one’s family, and the inherent ruptures of migration as she traces her own experiences moving from South Korea to the United States. In the current geopolitical climate, the importance of sharing and analyzing varied histories of migration, (neo)colonialism, and resistance in East and Southeast Asia cannot be overstated. We see this program as an opportunity to bring the disciplines of historiography and poetry together, and to ground Cha’s seminal text, Dictée, in these discourses. Accomplished Korean poet Myung Mi Kim, the historian Hieyoon Kim, and the activist and scholar Nadia Y. Kim will lead a discussion on the history of colonialism and imperialism in Korea; the ever-shifting politics of East Asian migration and racialization in the West, its representation in hybrid literature; and the specter of Greek, Chinese, and Korean mythology in Dictée.

 

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Date:
March 5
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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