LYDIA H. LIU, Columbia University

Lydia Liu is a theorist of media and translation, a professor of comparative literature, and a bilingual writer in Chinese and English. She is Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities, director of Columbia’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, and founding director of the Tsinghua-Columbia Center for Translingual and Transcultural Studies at Tsinghua University, Beijing. Her publications include The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious; The Clash of Empires: The Invention of China in Modern World Making; Translingual Practice: Literature, National Culture, and Translated Modernity; and, more recently, The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory (co-editor/co-translator). As a creative writer in Chinese, she is the author of The Nesbit Code, a mock detective story.


October 5-6, 2017
     University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

October 19-20, 2017
     Wells College, Aurora, NY

November 2-3, 2017
     University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

November 16-17, 2017
     Stetson University, DeLand, FL

February 22-23, 2018
     Davidson College, Davidson, NC

March 8-9, 2018
     Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

March 22-23, 2018
     University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

April 5-6, 2018
     Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN


Who Owns Great Ideas? 

Fables of Romantic Science: Robinson Crusoe's Naval Career

The Jabberwocky Nonsense: The Place of Meaning in Translation 

Love of learning is the guide of life.