Carlos Rojas (Duke University): Anticipatory Nostalgia: Queering the Hong Kong Handover
Thursday, 2 March 2017, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Brower Commons A
Abstract: We are a little over a year away from the twentieth anniversary of the Hong Kong Handover, and consequently this is an excellent moment to anticipate how the 1997 Handover will be remembered and commemorated. Taking as Professor Rojas's starting point, a set of three films and novels released in 1997, Professor Rojas argues that these contemporary Hong Kong artists offer a provocatively queer lens through which to consider the issues of history, futurity, and identity raised by the Handover.