标签为 “Literature” 的文章

  • Weekend Reading List: What is Art’s Responsibility in the …

    NEW! 2018.11.16 · 发表评论

    Stan Lee’s comic book universe; Cerith Wyn Evans on complexity; and is the art world really just about the money? – 斯坦李的漫画书《宇宙》;Cerith Wyn Evans论复杂性;艺术世界真的只是钱吗?

  • 在芝加哥试图卖掉他的壁画后,Kerry James Marshall结束了他的 …

    2018.11.09 · 发表评论

    In further news: Italian government cracks down on art crime; and screening live arts performances fails to diversify audiences  – 另辟蹊径:意大利政府严厉打击艺术犯罪,现场放映艺术表演未能使观众多样化 

  • Where Do We Go From Here: To The Horseman of the Sixties & …

    2018.11.02 · 发表评论

    Earlier this year, Gayatri Spivak signed my copy of Breast Stories (1997), one of her English translations of Mahasweta Devi, with the inscription: ‘To the Horseman of the Sixties’. This made me time-travel back to 1966 and my first visit to the US. I was a postgraduate student at the University of Leeds and in the middle of my third novel, A Grain of Wheat (1967), but here I was, a regional guest of honour from Africa, at PEN International. The playwright Arthur Miller was president and the theme of the conference was the writer as an independent spirit. The idea was to bridge the cold war divide, and writers from the Eastern bloc were allowed into the country despite their communist connections. The large contingent of Latin American writers included Carlos Fuentes, Pablo Neruda and Mario Vargas Llosa. – 今年早些时候,Gayatri Spivak在我的《乳房故事》(1997)上签了字:“献给六十年代的骑士”。这使我的时间旅行回到1966和我第一次访问美国。我是利兹大学的研究生,在我的第三部小说《一粒小麦》(1967)的中途,但在这里,我是来自非洲的PEN国际的荣誉嘉宾。剧作家阿瑟·米勒是总统,会议的主题是作家作为一个独立的精神。这个想法是为了弥合冷战的分歧,尽管东欧作家与共产党有联系,但他们还是被允许进入这个国家。拉丁美洲作家队伍包括卡洛斯·富恩特斯、巴勃罗·聂鲁达和马里奥·巴尔加斯·略萨。

  • Where Do We Go From Here: The Global Visual Economy – …

    2018.11.02 · 发表评论

    In the postcolonial study of Asia and the non-Western world, the act of comparison has usually meant using Euro-American standards to judge non-Euro-American cultures. In the academic realm of literary studies, this has translated into questions such as: does China have the epic? Does India or Japan have the novel? Does Korea have science fiction? These enquiries echo earlier European views that cultures in Asia and Africa have no history, philosophy, religion or literature to speak of. We are now at some distance from such ethnocentric views but the longterm effects of their comparative assertions remain influential. – 在亚洲和非西方世界的后殖民研究中,比较行为通常意味着使用欧美标准来评判非欧美文化。在文学研究的学术领域,这一问题转化为:中国有史诗吗?印度或日本有这部小说吗?韩国有科幻小说吗?这些调查反映了早期欧洲人的观点,即亚洲和非洲的文化没有历史、哲学、宗教或文学可言。我们现在与这种以种族为中心的观点相去甚远,但他们比较论断的长期影响仍然存在。

  • Revisiting Edward Said's ‘Orientalism’ 40 Years On &# …

    2018.11.02 · 发表评论

    Forty years ago, Edward Said’s Orientalism emerged as a cry in the critical wilderness, an elegant j’accuse skewering the essentialization of the East, from Aeschylus to Karl Marx. Syrupy romantics, military strategists, scholars and gonzo explorers trudged through Said’s thrilling history, all of them implicated in a vast network of interests invested in describing, taming and, finally, bringing into being the very notion of ‘the Orient’ as we know it. ‘The East is a career,’ read one of the book’s epigraphs – the words of the 19th-century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. – 四十年前,爱德华·赛义德的东方主义在批判的荒野中以一种优雅的控诉歪曲了东方的本质化,从埃斯库罗斯到卡尔·马克思。糖浆般的浪漫主义者、军事战略家、学者和刚俑探险家在赛义德令人激动的历史中跋涉,所有这些都牵涉到一个巨大的兴趣网络中,这个兴趣网络投资于描述、驯服,最后,形成了我们所知道的“东方”的概念。“东方是一个事业,”书中的一段铭文——19世纪英国首相本杰明·迪斯雷利(Benjamin Disraeli)的话中写道。

  • How the Tiger Became a Totem for Singaporean Artist Ho Tzu …

    2018.11.01 · 发表评论

    The origin tale of modern Singapore cultivates the image of a gleaming city rising from the wilderness – most recently rehashed in a certain hit film that makes a glib reference to the island being nothing but ‘jungle and pig farms’ before Chinese immigrants arrived, clearing the landscape and making themselves ‘crazy rich’ in the process. In this story, tigers are the antagonist, a feral threat it was impossible to eliminate completely: Singapore is an island, and tigers are excellent swimmers. As late as 1869, Alfred Russel Wallace wrote, in The Malay Archipelago, that ‘there are always a few tigers roaming about Singapore, and they kill, on average, a Chinaman every day’. – 现代新加坡的起源故事塑造了一个从荒野中崛起的闪闪发光的城市形象——最近在一部热门电影中重新演绎,这部电影巧妙地提到了在中国移民到来之前,这个岛除了“丛林和养猪场”之外别无他物。在这个过程中,让自己变得“疯狂富”。在这个故事中,老虎是敌人,一个无法完全消除的凶猛威胁:新加坡是一个岛屿,老虎是优秀的游泳运动员。早在1869年,阿尔弗雷德·拉塞尔·华莱士(Alfred Russel Wallace)在《马来群岛》(The Malay Archipelago)中就写道:“在新加坡到处游荡的老虎总是不多,平均每天会杀死一个中国人。”

  • Across Australia, Artists are Disrupting the Colonial Mind …

    2018.11.01 · 发表评论

    In the Australian art world, ‘decolonization’ has become a buzzword in academia, galleries and museums, yet our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists have been calling for decolonization and asserting sovereignty for decades. The process of decolonization requires ongoing work and our peoples have created generational legacies of storytelling about surviving colonization through art, theatre, literature and community activism. Sovereignty is central to the identity and well-being of Indigenous peoples in our fight for justice. The arts are an accessible and engaging way of discussing these complex issues in a country where white colonial and patriarchal narratives dominate public spaces. In recent years, a social-media revolution has been mobilized by Indigenous scholars, artists and activists who descend from a lineage of Aboriginal resistance through letter- and petition-writing. There is also an emerging Aboriginal podcast culture: Wild Black Women, for example – hosted by the academic Dr Chelsea Bond and the comedy writer Angelina Hurley – is a sharply funny and politically astute programme that takes racism, whiteness and the patriarchy to task. – 在澳大利亚艺术界,“非殖民化”已经成为学术界、美术馆和博物馆的一个时髦词,然而几十年来,我们的土著和托雷斯海峡岛民艺术家们一直呼吁非殖民化和维护主权。非殖民化进程需要不断努力,我们各国人民通过艺术、戏剧、文学和社区活动创造了一代又一代的传奇故事,讲述殖民地幸存下来的故事。主权是我们争取正义的原住民的身份和福祉的核心。在一个白人殖民主义和父权主义叙事占据公共空间的国家,艺术是讨论这些复杂问题的一种容易接近和吸引人的方式。近年来,土著学者、艺术家和活动家发动了一场社会媒体革命,他们通过写信和请愿书从土著反抗血统中脱颖而出。还有一个正在兴起的原住民播客文化:例如,由学术界切尔西·邦德博士和喜剧作家安吉丽娜·赫利主持的《野生黑人妇女》就是一个非常有趣和政治精明的节目,它以种族主义、白人和父权制为任务。

  • 出版40年:重述爱德华·赛义德Edward Said的《东方主义》

    2018.11.01 · 发表评论

    四十年前,爱德华·赛义德的东方主义在批判的荒野中以一种优雅的控诉歪曲了东方的本质化,从埃斯库罗斯到卡尔·马克思。糖浆般的浪漫主义者、军事战略家、学者和刚俑探险家在赛义德令人激动的历史中跋涉,所有这些都牵涉到一个巨大的兴趣网络中,这个兴趣网络投资于描述、驯服,最后,形成了我们所知道的“东方”的概念。

  • Eye in the Sky: What a Surveillance Blimp in Amish Country …

    2018.10.19 · 发表评论

    On 28 October 2015, a US military surveillance blimp rampaged across rural Pennsylvania after breaking its tether above Maryland  – 2015年10月28日,一艘美国军用侦察飞艇在马里兰州上空打破束缚,横扫宾夕法尼亚州的农村地区。