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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

NEW: Tracing the Lines - May 28 to 31

A Symposium on contemporary poetics and cultural politics in honour of Roy Miki

Following Roy Miki’s exemplary work as a socially engaged poet, editor, activist, critical theorist, and teacher, the symposium will address the challenges of linking intellectual and political work while imagining spaces of freedom and production.

Beginning with a reading by Roy Miki on Wednesday evening, the event will consist of three evening events (May 28, 29, and 31st) and two days of creative/critical panels and presentations addressing the reach of Miki’s work and its literary and social contexts. Topics include contemporary poetics; politics of the imagination; the role of the public intellectual; asiancy; editorial activism; and the history, politics and art of redress. To facilitate ongoing discussions and debate, there will be no concurrent sessions.

Participants include over forty Canadian and international scholars and writers.

Fully Employed---------------------------- $35.00
Under Employed & Students-------$20.00
or pay what you can

• Pre-registration would be appreciated to help with planning.
• To pre-register, send an email with your name and address to (pay when you arrive)
• Or send a check or money order to:
Asian Canadian Studies Society
342-East 5th Ave, Vancouver V5T 4H6