Programme Section 3a Modern Literature

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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Opening Session
16:30 Nation and nature: The aesthetics of landscape in Shiga Shigetaka's Nihon Fukei Ron (1894) (Thomas Hackner)
17:00 Political allusions in Mori Ogai's early classical Chinese poetry (Susanne Klien)
17:30 Mori Ogai's translation of Henrik Ibsen's plays - A Doll's House (Yoichi Nagashima)
18:00 end of the academic programme

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Session 1
9:00 Meiji Theatricality: The reform debate and crossovers between rakugo, kabuki and literature (Ian MacArthur)
9:30 Kijin: Accounts of Eccentrics and Failures in the Kindai Bundan (Marvin Marcus)
10:00 Kurahara Korehito's theory on literary realism in a comparative context (Mats Karlsson)
10:30 coffee break
Session 2
Transformations: Body Politics in Prewar Japanese Literature (1920-1940)
Panel Chair: Miri Nakamura
Discussant: Christopher Bolton
11:00 Body as the site of 'difference': Jinzô ningen and the Robot Boom in 1920s Japan (Miri Nakamura)
11:30 Japan's 'Modanizumu Literature' and the Representation of the Body (Oshino Takeshi)
12:00 The Body in War Poems (Nosaka Akio)
12:30 lunch break
Session 3
The Representation of Boys and Girls during Japan's Total War
Panel Chair: Yoshida Morio
Discussant: Nakayama Akihiko
14:30 Modern Animal Tales and kagaku yomimono (Yoshida Morio)
15:00 From Shojo Shosetsu to War Reporting from the Front Lines (Kume Yoriko)
15:30 Shokokumin and other visually-oriented magazines during the war (Tsuboi Hideto)
16:00 coffee break
Session 4
16:30 The real feeling as the form of poetic expression and the play with words: Yosano Akiko ( Aida Musulyevna Souleimenova)
17:00 Kitagawa Fuyuhiko and prose poem as a missing link in modernist evolution (Lauri Kitsnik)
17:30 end of the academic programme

Friday, September 2, 2005

Session 5
Disrupting Identities: Self and Other in Imperial Japan
Panel Chair: Mark Gibeau
Discussant: Teru Shimamura
9:00 The Ethnographic Narrator: Culture and violence in Sato Haruo's 'Dream Bird' (Robert Tierney; to be read by another member of the panel)
9:30 Why did Tamura Toshiko promote trans-national solidarity among women in China? (Makiko Yamazaki)
10:00 Remembering Manchuria or Why Abe Kobo hated cherry blossoms? (Mark Gibeau)
10:30 coffee break
Session 6
11:00 The literary manifestation of the German-Japanese dialectic in postwar Japanese fiction: Oda Makoto's Contribution (Roman Rosenbaum)
11:30 Tanizaki and the gendered body of modernity (Vera Mackie)
12:00 Ishikawa Jun's 'Fugen', or the political unconscious of Modernism (Irena Hayter)
12:30 lunch break
Session 7
14:30 Mishima's Kyoko No Ie: The house as narrative structure (Matilde Mastrangelo)
15:00 Intertextual approach on Mishima Yukio and Nihon Romanha (Terttu Rajala)
15:30 Sartre's concept of "freedom" in Japanese post-war literature (Simone Müller)
16:00 coffee break
Session 8
16:30 Revisiting Birds in Modern Japanese Literature (Maryellen Mori)
17:00 Escaping endings, ending escape (Anne Thelle Backer)
17:30 A view from Japan's periphery: Discourses on gender, power relations, and the question of Okinawan cultural self-definition in Ôshiro Tatsuhiro's 'The Cocktail Party' (Ina Hein)
18:00 end of the academic programme

Saturday, September 3, 2005

Session 9
9:00 Identity establishing process - Some cases of Korean male and female writers resident in Japan (Noriko Thunman)
9:30 Chong Ch'u-wol and the aesthetics of Han (Tracey Gannon)
10:00 Zainichi Writer Yu Miri and the "beautiful village" (Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt)
10:30 coffee break
Session 10
11:00 Anonymously Yours: Photography in Contemporary Japanese Fiction (Atsuko Sakaki)
11:30 Kirino Natsuo: The transformation of a hard-boiled thriller author to a socio-critical psychologist (Diana Donath)
12:00 end of Section 3a

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