Brianne Bilsky on Teresa Hak Kyung Cha's

Brianne Bilsky, Ph.D. Candidate in English,Stanford University

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For this year’s second session, the Graphic Narrative Project presents Brianne Bilsky, a Ph.D. Candidate in English, who will be sharing her work on Teresa Hak Kyung Cha's "Dictée," a seminal text in the field of Asian American Literature and postmodern poetry. Please mark down Wed., Oct. 19 from 6-8pm at the SHC Board Room for this special occasion.

Brianne Bilsky will lead a discussion on Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s “Dictée” and the cultural politics of media theory. “Dictée” is a hybrid text constructed from an array of media forms including the printed word, calligraphically drawn Chinese characters, handwritten documents, typed letters, diagrams, film stills, and photographs. It also engages a variety of historical periods and subjects ranging from the 1910-1945 Japanese occupation of Korea and the development of Korean nationalism throughout the twentieth century to exile, oppression, and historiography. How does the way information is presented—printed word, photograph, handwritten document, etc.—relate to the aesthetic and cultural concerns that Dictee raises? What do these moments of media interaction reveal about the nature of historical narrative and information storage? We’ll pre-distribute readings from “Dictée” and Brianne’s work on Cha’s text to those who RSVP, as a starting point for our discussion.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 | 6:00 pm — 8:00 am
The Board Room, Stanford Humanities Center

The Graphic Narrative Project
Stanford Humanities Center