Post-Communist and Post-Colonial Encounters in Yoko Tawada's novel "The Naked Eye"
Jan 31, 2013
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
|Where||West Laville Library|
|Contact Name||Granger Babcock|
Honors College students
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German Professor Gundela Hachmann presents her research to the Honors Community with a discussion of Yoko Tawada's novel "The Naked Eye." Professor Hachmann is teaching an Honors seminar this semester that explores the relationship between "Sixties radicalism" in Germany and the United States.
In THE NAKED EYE, German-Japanese writer Yoko Tawada tells the story of a Vietnamese girl stranded against her will in France as the Iron Curtain is collapsing. By watching movies and through personal experience, she learns what happens when East meets West, Communist beliefs clash with French culture, and a global nomad hits the limits of the globalized world. The story is a brilliant reflection on crossing boundaries, not just between countries, but between media, ideologies, and languages.