Workshop on Modern Tibetan Literature, November 23, 2019
Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
Křižkovského 12, room 1.12.
The workshop “Gulfs and Bridges: Inter-cultural Influences and Emergence of Modern Literature in Tibet” is focusing on modern Tibetan literature approaching it from the stimuli it received from neighboring cultures and literatures. Within a larger framework of the “Sinophone borderlands” project, which scrutinizes the “interaction at the edges” of empires or cultures, we want to bring together scholars with interest in modern Tibetan literature and discuss topics related to intercultural and literary exchange as well as influences and traces of neighboring literatures in Tibetan literature. We want to explore the “bridges and intersections” that brought together various influences and sparked literary innovation in the contact zones where Tibetan and Chinese or Indian literatures met.
The workshop will take place in Olomouc, Czech Republic on November 23, 2019, as a part of Annual Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS) organized by the Department of Asian Studies of Palacky University. The workshop is organized and funded within the current faculty project, supported from European Regional Development Fund, Sinophone Borderlands: Interaction at the Edges, reg. no. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000791.
9:30 – 10:00 Registration; tea and coffee
10:00 – 10:30 Opening remarks – welcome; short intro about the University & Sinophone (Kamila Hladíková, Franz Xaver Erhard, František Kratochvíl)
10:30-11:00 Franz Xaver Erhard: Tibetan kunstdichtung and Modern Tibetan Literature
11:00-11:30 Lama Jabb: Tibetan Identity Embedded in the Poetic Image
11:30-12:00 Lobsang Yongdan: Whose Modern Literature? A Critical Study of Modern Tibetan Poetry
Afternoon Session 1:
13:30-14:00 Riika Virtanen: Some Observations on Dhondup Gyal’s Advice on Writing: Literary Views and Sources of Influence
14:00-14:30 Christopher Peacock: Döndrup Gyel and the Modern Chinese Literary Tradition
14:30-15:00 Françoise Robin: Tibetan Reception of Two Women Writers’ Novels
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break
Afternoon Session 2:
15:45-16:15 Michael Monhart: Linguistic Hospitality: Translating Contemporary Tibetan Literature into English
16:15 – 16:45 Shelly Bhoil: The Unhyphenated Postcoloniality of Tibetan English Literature in Exile
16:45-17:15 Kamila Hladíková: Life in the “New Tibet” and the Double-Edged Sword of Cotemporary Tibetan Sinophone Writing
17:15 – 17:45 final discussion / remarks
18:00-19:00 Olomouc tour
Kamila Hladikova (Czech) Email: email@example.com
Franz Xaver Erhard (Germany) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org