Off-White: Yellowface and Chinglish by Anglo-American Culture

Sponsored by the Center for Public History and the Department of Modern & Classical Languages.

Sheng-mei Ma, Professor of English at Michigan State University, will give a public lecture on how English-speaking novelists and filmmakers lean on grammatical and conceptual frameworks of their mother tongue to represent an alien land and its yellowface aliens. Off-white or yellow-ish characters and their foreign-sounding speech are thus performed in Anglo-American fiction and visual culture; both yellowface and Chinglish are of, for, by the (white) people.

When: October 17th
Where: Honors Commons, 212 C, Honors
College, M.D. Anderson Library 2nd floor
Time: 4:30PM - 6:00PM