The 21st Reading Club for Hong Kong Literature:
Space and place in Leung Ping-kwan（梁秉鈞）’s food poetry
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On 19 April, 2018 we’ll have a reading club on Leung Ping-kwan（梁秉鈞）’s food poetry, our speaker Peter Sommerfeld, a graduate student of the Free University of Berlin, is going to share his interesting findings from the late poet’s food poetry. Please find the details below:
Theme: 「Space and place in Leung Ping-kwan（梁秉鈞）’s food poetry」
Date: 19 April, 2018 (tomorrow)
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Venue: RCCLLC (B3-G/F-02)
In his food poetry, the late Hong Kong poet Leung Ping-kwan （梁秉鈞）not only shared his own appreciation of food but also gave space to reflect on its significance in the mundane and multilayered contexts. This talk will address the following questions: What pictures of food does the poet draw in his poetry? How do subject and object interact and what’s in between? How does this refer to space and place? What relation can be drawn to Hong Kong? What role does language and the medium of poetry play in these contexts?
About The Speaker
Peter Sommerfeld is currently a graduate student in China Studies (MA) at the Free university of Berlin, researching the culinary space in Leung Ping-kwan’s poetry. His research interests lie in cultural studies, food studies, comparative literature, visual studies, aesthetics and everyday life and the intersections in-between.
All are welcome! For registration, please contact Ms. CHEN (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Research Centre for Chinese Literature and Literary Culture