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Call for Papers: Association for Taiwan Literature 2020 Annual Conference

Time: October 17-18, 2020 (Saturday and Sunday)

Venue: National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan (145 Xinda Rd., South Dist., Taichung City, 402, Taiwan)

Organizers: Association for Taiwan Literature, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature and Transnational Cultural Studies, National Chung Hsing University


Conference Theme: Writing Taiwan Literary History in the 2010s


On account of the influence of transnational flow and internet generation, new subjects and writing styles have emerged in the field of Taiwan literature in the 2010s. As we have imagined the 1960s with modernism, 1970s with nativist literature, 1980s and 1990s with postcolonialism or postmodernism, what sorts of keywords would be proposed for Taiwan literature in the 2010s? In the past decade, the social change and social movements, such as Sunflower movement and marriage equality, the transformation of media and cultural production--e.g., social network service, live stream, cultural and creative industries, and adaptations of literary works in various forms all reshape the literary landscape and the relationship of Taiwan literature and the world. What keywords should we propose for understanding Taiwan’s literary landscape in the 2010s?


The association invites scholars and students of Taiwan literature studies to imagine, reflect and evaluate the literary production of Taiwan in the last decade, and to co-write Taiwan literary history in the 2010s.


Sub-themes include (but are not limited to):

◎ Rewriting literary history

◎ Generation

◎ Social network

◎ Gender

◎ Social movement

◎ New immigrant/Migrant worker

◎ Internet and New media

◎ Transnational and Interdisciplinary


Please submit a 1000-word abstract with your paper title, keywords, and short bio to atlconference2016@gmail.com. The conference only accepts individual submissions.


Important Dates:

Submission deadline: February 10, 2020

Notification of acceptance: mid-March, 2020

Full paper submission deadline: August 31, 2020


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◎ This conference will collaborate with Journal of Taiwan Literary Studies (THCI journal, published by National Museum of Taiwan Literature) to launch a special issue. Please check the website of NMTL for further information: https://www.nmtl.gov.tw/information_119_107260.html?fbclid=IwAR0E6VABgpxlarnB4kw-UHnGhVOUqh86aoc-qDc-QVM6h_h9lQtquB0cGI8

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