Day 1: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Location: Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall

4:30–5:30 p.m.
Film Screening: “Faith in Ailao Mountain” (Ci Zhang, 2015; 56 minutes)

7–8:10 p.m.
Film Screening: “Bumming in Beijing” (Wu Wenguang, 1990; 70 minutes)


Day 2: Friday, March 1, 2019

Location: Hallock Auditorium, AJ Lewis Center (Unless otherwise noted)

8:30–9:00 a.m.
Coffee and Refreshments

9:00–9:15 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

President Carmen Twillie Ambar

9:15–10:45 a.m.
Panel Discussion: “Chinese Cinema and the World”

Panelists:

Lingzhen Wang (Brown University)
“Geopolitics, Feminist (Film) Theory, and the Reception of Chinese Women’s Cinema”

Jiwei Xiao (Fairfield University) and Dudley Andrew (Yale University)
“The News, in fact, is Poetry”:  Bi Gan’s Kaili Blues”

Ci Zhang (Independent artist)
“From a Social Actor to a Public Artist”

Moderator: Joshua Sperling (Oberlin College)

10:45–11 a.m.
Break

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Keynote: “The Art of Unforgetting: A Folk Memory Project”

Speaker: Wu Wenguang (documentary filmmaker)

Introduction: Gavin Tritt (Oberlin Shansi)

12:15–1:30 p.m.
Lunch

1:30–2:45 p.m.
Allen Memorial Art Museum Tour (Kevin Greenwood)

2:45–3 p.m.
Break

3–4:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: “The Global Phenomenon of Elena Ferrante: Public Intellectual Without a Face”

Panelists:

Tiziana de Rogatis, University for Foreigners of Siena
Michael Reynolds, editor in chief, Europa Editions

Moderator: Stiliana Milkova (Oberlin College)

4:30–5 p.m.
Break

5–6:30 p.m.
Keynote: “Where Public Intellectuals Should Probably Fear to Tread: Sex and Gender Politics in a Changing World”

Speaker: Laura Kipnis (Northwestern University)

Introduction: DeSales Harrison (Oberlin College)

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Reception and Dinner (Location: StudiOC, Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center)

9–10:30 p.m.
Film Screening: “Investigating My Father” (Wu Wenguang, 2016; 80 minutes)


Day 3: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Location: Hallock Auditorium, AJ Lewis Center (Unless otherwise noted)

8:30–9:15 a.m.
Coffee and Refreshments

9:15–10:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion: “The ‘World’ in World Literature” Part I

Panelist:

Mariano Siskind (Harvard University)
“About the end of the world: mourning, melancholia, and nothing more”

Moderator: Sebastiaan Faber (Oberlin College)

10–10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15–11:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion: “The ‘World’ in World Literature” Part II

Panelists:

Christi Merrill (University of Michigan)
“What ‘a Harijan bai riding... a bicycle!’ has to teach the reader of World Lit”

Pashmina Murthy (Kenyon College)
“Re-orienting the World”

Moderator: Anuradha Needham (Oberlin College)

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Round Table Discussion on “The ‘World’ in World Literature”

Mariano Siskind
Christi Merrill
Pashmina Murthy
Sebastiaan Faber
Anuradha Needham

12:15–1:30 p.m.
Lunch

1:30–2:30 p.m.
“Art, Culture, and Emotional Well-being”

Speaker: Carol Ryff (University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Moderator: Taylor Allen (Oberlin College)

2:45–4:15 p.m.
“Public Music in a Changing World”

Speakers:

Imani Mosley (Duke University)
“‘White European Men Aren’t The Only People Who Composed Classical Music #historiansignbunny’ or ‘What Happens When You Do Discourse on Social Media’”

Will Robin (University of Maryland)
“Public Musicology and Public Writing”

Moderator: Charles McGuire (Oberlin College)

4:15–4:30 p.m.
Break

4:30–6 p.m.
Film Screening: “Self-Portrait with Three Women” (Zhang Mengqi, 2011; 75 minutes)

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Dinner Reception (Sponsored by Oberlin Shansi)

9–10:15 p.m.
Jazz Concert: Benjamin Bock (Location: Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse)