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Seminar: A Tale of Many Newspapers: Reflections on the Reportage of the Edison Chen Scandal
 
 
Date: 17 November 2010 
 

You are cordially invited to attend the following talk held as part of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures' Seminar Series:

A Tale of Many Newspapers: Reflections on the Reportage of the Edison Chen Scandal

Dr. Marco Wan
Faculty of Law

Date:  November 17  (Wed)
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue: Main Building Convocation Room

Abstract:
This talk examines the reportage of the Edison Chen sex photo scandal in Hong Kong through the lens of critical theory. Chen, a popular actor and singer, took pictures of himself and his various sexual partners, and the pictures were leaked onto the internet in late 2007 and early 2008. The incident received widespread coverage in the local media. This talk examines the construction of Chen’s identities as sexual deviant and criminal in the journalistic discourse of this period. It also argues that this discourse tapped into local readers' scopophilia and epistemophilia in its presentation of the event. It concludes by using the Chen case to highlight the need for cultural-legal scholars to scrutinise media representations of issues relating to sexual identity and behavior. This project is jointly conducted by the speaker and Dr Janny Leung from the School of English.

About the speaker:
Dr Marco Wan is Assistant Professor of Law and Honorary Assistant Professor of English at the University of Hong Kong.

All are welcome. No registration is required.

For enquiries, please contact Dr Marie Berne, mberne@hku.hk.

Please find below details of the final talk in this semester's SMLC
Seminar Series:

December 1st (Wed), 4.30-6pm, K.K. Leung Building Room LG109 
Dr. Izumi Nakayama (Japanese Studies)
Periodic Struggles: Origins of Menstruation Leave in 20th Century Japan

 
 
     
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