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The Freudian Robot: Lydia Liu and ITSU, April 25, 2014

The Freudian Robot:
Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious

Friday, April 25, 11:30a.m.–1:30p.m.
125 Nolte

Lydia H. Liu, Columbia University

Freudian RobotPlease join the IAS Interpretation and Translation Studies at the University (ITSU) Research Collaborative for lunch and an informal discussion with critical translation theorist Lydia Liu of her latest book, The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious (University of Chicago Press, 2010). Please RSVP for lunch to Efe Iyamba at the IAS (iyamb001@umn.edu) by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 21.

Those planning to attend may receive a copy of Chapter 2 of Liu’s book, “The Invention of Printed English,” by e-mailing Aaron Victorin-Vangerud at the IAS (victo045@umn.edu) by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 21, although you need not have read the chapter to join us.

Lydia H. Liu is the Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and co-director of the Center for Translingual and Transcultural Studies at Tsinghua University, Beijing. Apart from The Freudian Robot, her publications include The Clash of Empires: The Invention of China in Modern World Making (2004) and Translingual Practice: Literature, National Culture, and Translated Modernity (1995). Recently, she published a co-edited volume called The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory (2013) with Rebecca Karl and Dorothy Ko.

Organized by the IAS Interpretation and Translation Studies at the University (ITSU) Research Collaborative and co-sponsored by the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature.

Liu will also speak at 3:30pm on Shadows of Universalism: The Untold Story of Human Rights Around 1948.

Free; lunch will be served.

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