Reparations and the Human
The Program of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies would like to invite you to Dr. David Eng’s lecture, “Reparations and the Human,” on Wednesday, October 8, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM in 554 Barrows Hall.
Dr. Eng will talk about his forthcoming book, Reparations and the Human, on the problems of reparations after the Second World War and examine the links between political and psychic genealogies of reparations so that we can begin to explore the possibilities and limits of repairing the injuries of war, violence, and colonialism in the Transpacific region.
This event is cosponsored by the Department of English and the Department of Ethnic Studies at UCB.
About the Lecturer:
Dr. David L. Eng is Richard L. Fisher Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also Professor in the Program in Comparative Literature & Literary Theory and the Program in Asian American Studies. Eng is author of The Feeling of Kinship: Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy (Duke, 2010) and Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America (Duke, 2001). He is co-editor with David Kazanjian of Loss: The Politics of Mourning (California, 2003) and with Alice Y. Hom of Q & A: Queer in Asian America (Temple, 1998). In addition, he is co-editor of two special issues of the journal Social Text: with Teemu Ruskola and Shuang Shen, “China and the Human” (2011/2012), and with Judith Halberstam and José Esteben Muñoz, “What’s Queer about Queer Studies Now?” (2005). His current book project, Reparations and the Human, investigates the relationship between political and psychic genealogies of reparations in Cold War Asia. Eng is the recipient of research fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the Mellon Foundation, among others. Last year, he helped to organize a Penn Mellon Sawyer Seminar on “Race, Across Time and Space,” focusing on race as a fungible yet persistent feature of human history and as a global phenomenon with long and diverse histories.