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Symposia
3-5 p.m., Friday, February 18, 2011

Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma

3-4 p.m. – Roundtable on the Newman Laureate

  • Mark Leenhouts (Leiden), “Empty Talk: The Roots of Han Shaogong’s Writing”

  • Julia Lovell (Cambridge), “Revolutionary Sophistication: A Dictionary of Maqiao’s Retelling of Maoist China”

  • Carlos Rojas (Duke), “Language and History in Han Shaogong’s Fiction.”

4:15-5 p.m. – Keynote Address by Han Shaogong
     The 2011 Newman laureate reads from his work and answers questions

This event is free and open to the public

2009 symposia honoring the first Newman Prize winner, Mo Yan