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Lecture: The Autobiographies of Shanghai Jewish Refugees from Central Europe
January 2017 @ 16:00 - 18:00
The Autobiographies of Shanghai Jewish Refugees from Central Europe
Tuesday, Jan.31, 16(c.t.)-18, KWZ.0.607
Xiaoqian Gao (高晓倩)
Comparative Literature and World Literature, Fudan University
Organizer：Slavisches Seminar & CeMEAS
This report will do a job of mining the autobiographies for the details of Jewish experience in Shanghai. All the autobiographies constitute an inner space of collective memory. The space has its own structure which I want to illustrate with four relationships: Jewish Refugees’ relationships with Germany/Austria, relationships with China/Japan, relationships within Refugees and family relationships. The space gets its dynamics by alternation of inclusion and exclusion, remembering and forgetting. The space has its function as a producer of identity.
About the lecturer:
Ms.Xiaoqian Gao is an Associate Professor of the School of Foreign Language at Shanghai Institute of Technology. She specializes in English and American Literature, particularly on Victorian Literature; Comparative Literature and Culture Studies. She is currently working on her dissertation at Fudan University on the Autobiographies of Shanghai Jewish Refugees from Central Europe. She got her M.A. at Ruhr Universität Bochum and has been visiting scholar at University of Pennsylvania and Frei Universität Berlin.
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