04/May/2015 – Tana DluhosovaWorkshop

Taiwan Documentary Week in Prague

Taiwan Documentary Week in Prague: “The Vitality and Sustainability of Taiwan Documentary” Date: May 14–16, 2015 Venue: Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts and Svět knihy (Veletržní palác) Prior to the 1980s documentary was a marginalised form of filmmaking in Taiwan. However since the turn of the new century, documentary filmmaking on the island has evolved into an enthusiastic cultural practice, almost outshining the significance of feature films. Many Taiwanese documentaries are made by the Public Television System (PTS), which created a documentary platform, View Point (jilu guandian), in 1999. Several projects shown on View Point proved to be commercially successful in the 2000s when they enjoyed theatrical release. The rise of documentaries in Taiwan has...

22/Feb/2015 – Tana DluhosovaWorkshop

  Description: The aim of the workshop is to embed the phenomenon of bentuhua 本土化 within a broader theoretical discussion about the “spatial turn.” The spatial turn will be understood as an impulse to interdisciplinary research which connects geography, history, and literature. From a methodological point of view, it encourages the fusion of literary studies with sociology. Among the main research questions for the literary critics as well as the historians, geographers, and cultural anthropologists we intend to invite are the following: How and into what extend can a place influence a local community and its cultural production? Are the perception of a place and the resulting identification with it strictly tied to reality, or is it foremost an imaginary place? Is it more...

04/Feb/2015 – Tana DluhosovaWorkshop

Keynote Speech: Prof. Chiu-lan Chern (English Department, NTNU, Taiwan), February 6, 2015

  10th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies–Creating, Shaping, Signifying (5.–7. 2. 2015) Texts and other sites of meaning – verbal, visual, multimodal – are the common ground in the various disciplines of Anglophone studies. There are multiple agents involved in the production of meaning: authors/speakers, recipients/audiences, and the scholar. Each of these actors is involved in the process of creating, shaping, and signifying in their own, specific manner. This conference seeks to explore the manifestations of these processes in diverse contexts and from various perspectives. Program available here. Keynote Speech: The Impact of Globalization on English Education in Taiwan Abstract Globalization has brought us opportunities as well as...

22/Sep/2014 – perinaWorkshop

Venue Imperial Hall, Karolinum Ovocní trh 3 Praha 1 Map Organizers The Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in cooperation with CHINET, a project co-financed by the European Structural Fund and the Czech Republic located at Palacký University in Olomouc. Description At our international two-day workshop in Prague, leading international experts will discuss how digital methodologies can inform our research on topics ranging from Chinese linguistics, literature, cultural studies to the arts, and how the analysis of online activities can deepen our knowledge of contemporary social and cultural processes. Questions that will be addressed may include: What tools and methods are available? How have other disciplines and area studies been involved in the development and...